Indonesian fried rice with mackerel

Indonesian fried rice with mackerel

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


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: per serving

  • kcal760
  • fat44g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs61g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre4g
  • protein34g
  • salt5.66g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten



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  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • pinch caster sugar
  • 800g cooked basmati rice (about 250g-300g uncooked)
  • small bunch spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 140g frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce, plus extra to serve
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 4 smoked mackerel fillets, flaked
  • ½ cucumber, cut into half moons


  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.

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4th Sep, 2013
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!
20th May, 2013
Quick and easy midweek meal. Didn't add any extra seasoning but a bit more curry paste - lovely!
28th Mar, 2013
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.
8th Aug, 2012
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.
20th Jun, 2012
I'd like to high 5 this dish.
9th May, 2012
Lovely recipe - so easy, tasty and healthy. I used a bit more curry paste. Delish.
29th Feb, 2012
Quick, easy and very tasty - perfect midweek meal.
12th Jan, 2012
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!
26th Nov, 2011
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!
10th Oct, 2011
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!


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