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We’re bringing you a tasty recipe every day this week to help you turn your leftovers into tasty tucker instead of throwing them in the bin.Kedgeree
Leftover rice from a Friday night curry makes a great Saturday morning breakfast or brunch.
- 1 egg
- 1 pack, 2 smoked mackerel fillets
- 150 grams left-over cooked long grain rice
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 medium onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
- 1/2 tin chopped tomatoes or 3 ripe tomatoes roughly chopped
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 5-10 grams coriander, chopped
- 1/2 tsp tabasco sauce
- 1 tsp curry powder
- Remove the skin from the fish and break into large pieces.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan (large enough to hold all the ingredients) add the onion and garlic. Soften for about 5 minutes,
- Add the curry powder and cook for an extra 2 minutes,
- While the onion mix is cooking, poach the egg for 4-5 minutes, place to one side.
- Stir the tomatoes to the onion mix and bring to a simmer for five minutes then add the lemon juice.
- Add the fish and rice to the pan and heat through.
- Add the coriander and Tabasco and stir gently.
- Place in a bowl with a warm poached end on top.
Using up left over rice in this dish enhances the flavour and gives better fried results. Ensure the rice is piping hot and is cooked thoroughly before serving.
Leftover rice, tomatoes and mackerel can be used up in this dish.
Simple variations like using a hot soft boiled egg or a sliced hard boiled egg can tailor the recipe to your skills. You can even use different fish, if your prefer haddock, this is a traditional fish to use for kedgeree.
Add some parsley and bay leaves to the dish for some more flavour.
It is possible to freeze rice, but just ensure it is fully defrosted before using and then heated and piping hot throughout before serving.
To adapt this dish for a vegetarian diet, remove the fish and use tofu or lots of different vegetables as an alternative.
This versatile dish is easily adapted to avoid allergens and be suitable for most diets.