20-minute rice supper

20-minute rice supper

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

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

    Peas

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    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 egg, quartered
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

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

  • handful coriander, to serve

Method

  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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stephski86
13th Feb, 2011
4.05
This was a good way of using up some mackerel, it was easy to make and tasty but maybe a bit salty.
stephski86
13th Feb, 2011
4.05
This was a good way of using up some mackerel, it was easy to make and tasty but maybe a bit salty.
melanjoy
4th Feb, 2011
4.05
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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divadesfeuers
5th Jan, 2011
1.05
The makarel was too strong which is a pity. It may work well with not smoked fish.
allendeath
14th Dec, 2010
5.05
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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katycooks
24th Jun, 2010
3.05
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.
cat123
25th Mar, 2009
5.05
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!
mchamb
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.
cchristie06
28th Aug, 2008
4.05
A favouite with my family!
nickiboys
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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