Kedgeree

Author: Canadian Living

This delicious mix of smoked fish, rice and eggs began as a spicy Indian dish of beans or lentils, onions, rice and eggs. The colonial British substituted the fish for the beans, and it's still a very popular part of weekend breakfasts in Britain.

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb smoked haddock
  • 1 lb smoked cod fillet
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mild curry paste
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper

Method

Place fish in shallow Dutch oven; pour in 2 cups (500 mL) cold water and bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork. With slotted spoon, transfer fish to plate; cover with foil. Pour liquid into measuring cup; if necessary, add enough water to make 2 cups (500 mL). Set aside.

In same pan, melt butter over medium heat; cook onion, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add curry paste; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add rice; stir to coat. Add bay leaf and reserved cooking liquid; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.

Meanwhile, flake fish. Add to rice along with two-thirds of the eggs, 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Serve garnished with remaining eggs and parsley.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 747 mg
  • Protein 25 g
  • Calories 290.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 27 g

%RDI

  • Iron 14.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 13.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 11.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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