20-minute rice supper

20-minute rice supper

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Superhealthy - good source of omega-3s

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal495
  • fat18g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs68g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein18g
  • salt1.48g


  • 300g long grain rice
  • 600ml hot vegetable or fish stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 1 tbsp korma curry paste
  • 100ml frozen peas



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 150g pack smoked mackerel, skinned
  • 3 tbsp low-fat crème fraîche
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • handful coriander, to serve


  1. Tip the rice into a large microwavable container. Mix together the stock and curry paste, then pour over the rice. cover with cling film and pierce a few times with a fork. Microwave for 6 mins on High.

  2. Break the mackerel into large chunks and stir through the rice along with the peas and crème fraîche, then microwave for 6-8 mins more on medium until the rice is tender. Top with the eggs and serve sprinkled with the coriander.

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Frantic Flapjack
3rd Sep, 2019
A good end result but I didn't cook it in a microwave. I cooked the rice in the vegetable stock on the hob. Put the drained rice into a wok, added the curry paste. Put the mackerel pieces into the mix (which I had heated up previously in the microwave) then added the peas and creme fraiche. Would make again.
29th Oct, 2017
Fantastic recipe! So tasty and easy. Took 6 mins then 8 (had it covered both times even though it doesn’t say to). I added lots of pepper to balance out the salt but it was really good!
21st Mar, 2015
Made this for the kids yesterday but didn't use the microwave. One child isn't keen on mackerel so gave him a whole egg and tried to avoid the fish flakes in his portion. But, he inevitably got a few bits and I now have a mackerel convert. This served a 5, 7 and 10 yr old with some leftovers which the 10 yr old polished off cold for lunch. Quick, easy and healthy
4th Mar, 2015
A very tasty combination, i made with cauli-rice for a low carb alternative. The ingredients list contains already boiled eggs, this skews the timings as, well, you have to boil and peel the eggs unless you happen to have left-overs.
22nd Feb, 2014
This is a great hit with the family, although first time I made it I followed the recipe and used the microwave, but as others have commented it took a lot longer than the recipe states. So second time I cooked the rice the conventional way in a pan with the stock and paste and it was great. Would definitely recommend :-)
6th Nov, 2013
I made this in the rice cooker. Just mixed the curry paste with the gravy and used that instead of the normal amount of water I would put in. I covered the spinach and peas with boiling water to defrost / warm before stirring them through the rice. It was lovely and hubby loved it too!! He asked for more fish next time and I had to add extra curry paste as I couldn't taste it initially but it was so quick and easy to make! I'm already thinking up alternate versions with different meat / veg!
30th Aug, 2013
This took much longer to cook than the method said. I had to add more water as well.
1st May, 2013
I love this recipe but I normally only have basmati rice in the house. I find that with basmati I have to add 700 rather 600 mil liquid and cook the rice initially for 10 mins rather than 8. Thought this might be helpful for others in this situation.
18th Apr, 2013
Quick, delicious and a great way to eat mackerel. I used tikka paste. It only serves three as a main meal, unless served with a side.
11th Nov, 2012
This is delicious and super easy! My husband loves it (great as he wont eat much fish). I like LOTS of spring onions, coriander and fresh lemon juice in it.


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CookiesAndCream25's picture
16th Feb, 2020
You could boil the rice and then put on the stock and curry
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