Indonesian fried rice with mackerel

Indonesian fried rice with mackerel

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

On the table in just 20 minutes and cheap to make too, this one-pan supper will satisfy everyone

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
760
protein
34g
carbs
61g
fat
44g
saturates
10g
fibre
4g
sugar
4g
salt
5.66g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • pinch caster sugar
  • 800g cooked basmati rice (about 250g-300g uncooked)
  • small bunch spring onions, sliced
  • 140g frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce, plus extra to serve
  • 4 smoked mackerel fillets, flaked
  • ½ cucumber, cut into half moons

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok. Tip in the eggs and swirl to coat the base of the pan. Cook for 1 min, then flip and cook the other side until set. Remove and roughly chop into ribbons.
  2. Add the curry paste and sugar and fry for 1 min. Tip in the rice and stir to coat in the paste, then add the spring onions and peas. Stir-fry for 2-3 mins until everything is really hot. Add the soy sauce, then gently toss through the omelette ribbons and mackerel.
  3. Divide between 4 bowls and garnish with the cucumber. Serve with extra soy sauce, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2011

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ladylaff's picture
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My husband liked it so much, he had three out of the four servings! This is a delicious and easy way to serve smoked mackerel.

grimcooking's picture

Substituted red curry paste for Green Thai curry paste (2 tbsp) as this was all I had in the curry paste department. Before frying paste and sugar, I added 1tbsp of sunflower oil to ensure the paste didn't stick to the pan. Smoked mackerel with Green Thai curry paste would be a little too salty so I used raw mackerel fillets instead. Lightly seasoned the non-skin side with salt and black pepper, grilling them for 5 mins (180C) before flaking into the rice. Didn't use cucumbers as I totally forgot about them but you'd probably need some if using Green Thai curry paste! Really nice recipe that is easy to make and great way to convert those suspicious of mackerel - will definitely make again!

sashaknits's picture
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I made a few small changes - firstly as I don't like peas I substituted fine green beans chopped into small pieces. As they need longer to cook from raw than frozen peas, I threw them in with the rice for the last 3-4 minutes. I was using boil-in-the-bag rice so it was easy to take the rice out separately and add the beans to the frying pan at the stage the peas would have been added. If I'd been cooking normal rice, I would just have drained it all together and fried the beans along with the rice.

I didn't add the cucumber as my boyfriend doesn't really like cucumber and I couldn't be bothered to slice some just for my portion. It didn't seem to be lacking without it.

Lastly, I used peppered mackerel fillets rather than the usual ones, but I tend to do that in most mackerel dishes as my boyfriend and I are big fans of black pepper flavour in our food.

Our taste preferences aside, this recipe is perfect just as it is and the dish is absolutely delicious! Really warming on a cold winter's evening. There was even just enough left for me to take to work for lunch the next day. Brilliant!

jesscalou's picture

Really easy, cheap recipe and a good way to get oily fish into your diet in an interesting way.

gin1902's picture
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I was't impressed with this dish, I thought it was bland and the flavours didn't go well together. My wife thought it was ok, but nothing special. Don't expect fireworks!

mandafers's picture
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Quick and easy midweek meal. Didn't add any extra seasoning but a bit more curry paste - lovely!

eleanormayo's picture
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I made this as I had some smoked mackerel in the fridge and wanted to make something HOT with it (as opposed to salad) as it is so freezing at the moment! Was really pleased with the dish, was dead easy and used things that I already at home. Felt healthy, was cheap and a bit different.

emily_chester36's picture
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Delicious, filling, healthy and cheap! What more could you want? Like others used a bit more curry paste and it wasn't too spicy for me.

funkasaurus's picture
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I'd like to high 5 this dish.

marguerite_caunt's picture

Lovely recipe - so easy, tasty and healthy. I used a bit more curry paste. Delish.

boudkl's picture
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Quick, easy and very tasty - perfect midweek meal.

itsnice's picture
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brilliant idea! I swapped frozen peas for broccoli, as that is what I had, and it was fabulous. Must must remember to do this one again!

aatkins's picture

Agree with person who said did not know what was Indonesian about it. Also smoked mackerel is already salty so need to watch how much salt is added to finished dish. Good way of using up left over rice. Left out cucumber and replaced with shredded white cabbage and used curry paste with cumin and coriander which I had leftover in the fridge. Worked very well. My 8 year old austisic son who enjoys freshly cooked home meals lapped it up!

getcarterg's picture
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This certainly is quick and cheap, and, an exciting method of getting the all important omega 3 into one's diet! I used 'Bart' Red Thai Curry paste, and my only comment is that the dish wasn't as spicy as I was expecting, in fact.. it wasn't spicy or hot at all. Whether this is the paste I used, or the quantity (1 tbsp), I can't say, but worth bearing in mind. Nonetheless, was a cracking meal requiring little effort... perfect for a monday evening!

itsnice's picture
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This is awesome. I've left out the cucumber and used leeks instead of spring onions (because that's what I had). It is great. Love it!

njwilson121's picture
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Really recommended! I was sceptical about using mackerel, but it Worked so well. Will do again and again (especially since it's such good value!)

evil_princess's picture
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Quick, cheap and easy to make. Whole family enjoyed this.

thecherub's picture
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This recipe was REALLY quick, easy, tasty and cheap to do too. All qualities I love! My only comment would be that it was quite salty. Also I did add more thai paste than suggested. I will be making it again though.

shonagon's picture

Not entirely sure what's 'Indonesian' about it...but all the same it's a really tasty,simple & quick midweek supper with punchy flavours. Great use for leftover rice.

mounses2's picture
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Very very simple and super quick to prepare. Will be making this again soon.

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