20-minute rice supper

20-minute rice supper

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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
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  • 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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13th Feb, 2011
This was a good way of using up some mackerel, it was easy to make and tasty but maybe a bit salty.
13th Feb, 2011
This was a good way of using up some mackerel, it was easy to make and tasty but maybe a bit salty.
4th Feb, 2011
I used more curry paste and added extra broccoli to it. I also used quinoa instead of rice and cooked it on the stove. It was lovely, and quick to make. I love smoked mackerel so didn't find it too strong at all. I will definately make it again.
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5th Jan, 2011
The makarel was too strong which is a pity. It may work well with not smoked fish.
14th Dec, 2010
This is really lovely, we very much enjoy it and use it a lot mid week for a quick supper. We use madras paste with mackerel as it is stronger and makes a very tasty dish. The fish is strong but we enjoy that.
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24th Jun, 2010
Hm, very interesting! Basically a variation on a Kedgeree. I added slivers of carrot, green beans, broccoli and squash pieces instead of the peas. I haven't cooked rice in a microwave before so wasn't sure what to expect, but it worked fine (though I had to add more stock as it dried out quickly, but that is probably because I had to adjust the quantities for one). Overall, yes, very nice and definitely quick, so great for after work. I think it needs something fresh (like a cucumber salad) on the side and it would be perfect.
25th Mar, 2009
This is one of my favourite quick meals. It is very strongly mackerel-ish, though: fine if you're as partial to the stuff as I am, perhaps worth avoiding if you're not quite as keen!
2nd Mar, 2009
I use tikka masala paste and vary the veg to include spinach, also serve with brocolli to add to the 5 a day count! we try and eat healthily so i use brown rice and cook on the aga using the longer cook method. yummy and very moreish.
28th Aug, 2008
A favouite with my family!
16th Jul, 2008
This is one of our fab receipies in this house. Even my two boys love it. Works well with all types of fish.


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