We aim to always have a stash of hard boiled eggs in the fridge. They make a nutritious snack on their own or can be thrown into other dishes, like this midweek-friendly kedgeree.

Look, we’re not claiming it’s traditional (Jamie Oliver learned the hard way) but the basics are there – rice, smoked fish, spices, eggs and parsley. Of course, we’ve Fad Free Kitchenified it by including lots of vegetables.

Feel free to vary ingredients to suit your family and taste. You can up the curry powder if you like it spicy (this version is good for kids) and instead of smoked fish and you could throw in chunks of fresh salmon for the last 5 minutes of cooking. We used basmati rice but long grain white rice would be fine. If you don’t have beans, just up the quantity of peas. A handful of baby spinach last minute would also work well.

But… lemon wedges are a must. Don’t skip this. You’ll regret it.

This recipe serves 4 people.

You will need

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp minced ginger (or grated fresh ginger)
  • 2 tsp minced garlic (or 2 cloves, crushed)
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 cup (185g) basmati rice
  • 700-800ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • 185g pack of hot smoked salmon
  • 150g green beans chopped into 3 cm pieces
  • 150g frozen peas
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs
  • Handful of parsley, chopped
  • Lemon wedges to serve

What you do
Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes or until softened. Add the ginger, garlic, and curry powder and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the rice and stir to coat in the spice mixture. Add the stock to the pan and simmer for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl pour boiling water over the beans and peas and set aside. Remove any skin/bones from the salmon and peel and halve the boiled eggs.  When the liquid is almost absorbed in the pan, strain the beans and peas and toss through with the flaked salmon. Heat everything through for a couple of minutes, top with boiled eggs and chopped parsley and serve straight from the pan with lemon wedges.

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30 minute meals, Dinner, Other, Rice, Grains & Pulses, Seafood


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