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Workday winner mackerel rice

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Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 5 minutes Timings assume you are using leftover rice.

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Serves 1

If you've a microwave at work, this quick cheap recipe beats a sandwich every time. My husband and I both have it at least twice a week. We never get bored and it's healthy.

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  • 1 portion leftover basmati rice
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 5cm piece of cucumber, diced
  • 1-2 roast or smoked mackerel fillets
  • Light soy sauce
  • Sriracha (optional)
  • 1 packet of instant miso soup (optional)


  1. Put rice and spring onions in a microwavable container, cover and heat until rice is piping hot (around 3 minutes for chilled rice, 6 for frozen)

  2. While the rice is heating, flake the mackerel into a bowl and add the cucumber.

  3. Stir the hot rice into the mackerel and cucumber mix.

  4. Add soy and sriracha to taste. Stir.

  5. Serve with miso soup on the side (miso soup made as per pack instructions)

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