Poached egg with spicy rice

Poached egg with spicy rice

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 1
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Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal711
  • fat31g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre6g
  • protein50g
  • salt0.25g


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1⁄2 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1⁄2 green pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 x 250g pouch microwave pilau basmati rice (we used Tilda Rizazz)
  • 50g frozen pea
  • 1 tsp medium curry powder
  • 1 egg



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  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Fry the onion and pepper for 5-8 mins until soft and beginning to brown. Tip in the rice, frozen peas, curry powder and 200ml water, stir well, then simmer gently for 10 mins.

  2. Bring a small pan of water to the boil and, when the rice is almost ready, poach the egg (see p50 for some great tips on poaching eggs). Serve the egg on top of the spicy rice.

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8th May, 2017
This recipe makes no sense to me. Why would you use microwave rice then boil it? Surely just use normal rice
Frantic Flapjack
20th Aug, 2014
I didn't use pouch rice. I cooked dried rice separately and added to the other ingredients. I also used a dsp of curry paste instead of curry powder. I stirred it into the cooked onion and pepper mixture and heated it for a minute before adding the other ingredients then added flaked mackerel and some halved cherry tomatoes before topping with the poached egg. It was a enjoyable but a bit rich.
30th Apr, 2013
Nice idea for a quick meal, didn't use a pouch of rice I just cooked some dried rice seperately and mixed it into the veggies at the end, added mackerel as well and did the poached egg on top. Was tasty (especially with the runny egg going through it) and I'll definitely keep it in my folder for when I'm just cooking for myself and need something quick and nutritious.
1st Aug, 2011
This was absolutely delicious, the poached (runny egg) with the rice is just perfect. I tweaked the recipe a bit by adding garlic, a touch of fresh ginger, and a half a fresh chilli. i didn't use pouch rice but cooked my own rice. Added some soya sauce and spice for rice. My hubby who doesn't believe in eating no meat enjoyed this dish. WOW!!
31st Mar, 2010
This was ok but a bit flavourless, however for a quick and simple meal you can't go wrong! If I make it again I would definitely add mackeral as suggested. I did do the poached egg but don't think it's 100% necessary.
12th Sep, 2009
Quite a tasty dish and would make it again. Used a yellow pepper (instead of green) and Uncle Ben's 10 minutes wholegrain rice which took a little longer than 10 minutes to cook in the pan, simmering gently. Next time, will consider including tomatoes and mushrooms. Used vegetable stock instead of water and found I needed to add more than 200ml whilst the rice cooked properly.
20th Aug, 2008
I've just cooked this, using it as my food I take to work for tea. It was very easy, I didn't use the pouch of rice, I just half-cooked some rice seperate but added it at the same time. Also used yellow pepper and added some green beans that I had in the fridge (added them at the beginning). I also doubled the amounts (except the rice) which was very easy. Oh, and didn't do the poached egg It is quite nice, nothing special but is easily transported in some tubs to take to work!
3rd Apr, 2008
Didn't think this had much flavour. Also, how can the fat content given above be correct, is this a misprint? Is it including the mackerel?
27th Jan, 2008
Very easy and really nice dish
5th Jan, 2008
There is a TIP on this page to marinate the chicken first - except there is no chicken in the recipe!
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