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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tuna Kedgeree 2


I  love recipes that requires just one pot.  Hey less washing up for me ( I don't own a dish washer so you can understand why).  I saw this recipe on one of Jamie Oliver's 15 minute meals . Although in his recipe he uses a ready made packet of Basmathi rice, while here I am using left over cold cooked rice.
Its a great recipe to use up left over rice.  For a fish I used my usual standby, yes you guessed in , tuna. Hey its the staple Maldivian protein intake , we cant live without tuna.  I grated  the hard boiled eggs as my boys hate eggs, so I have to hide it in the rice and not make it too visible. You can  quater it  and mix into the  rice if you like.

Recipe: Tuna Kedgeree, recipe adapted by Jamie Oliver's  Fish Kedgeree

2 1/2 cups cold cooked basmathi rice
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, grated
1/2 inch piece ginger grated
2 ripe plum or round tomatoes, finely chopped
2 tsp madras curry powder
3 hard boiled eggs ( grated using the large hole side of the grater or cut into quarters)
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tbsp finely chopped coriander stems, roots  and keep the  leaves finely chopped for sprinkling on top
 ( that's about a small bunch)
1/3 cup frozen green pea
1 can of tuna oil or brine drained and flaked
a little water
about 2 tbsp oil
salt
2-3  green chillies , finely chopped ( optional)

1. Heat oil, fry onions till soft. Stir in garlic, ginger, coriander roots and stems, and the tomatoes ( and chillies if using) and stir fry till  soft and mushy.

2. Add madras curry powder, a little salt ( a pinch first), and then lemon zest and 2-3 tbsp of water and stir fry.

3. Add the peas and the tuna, stir to get the flavours mixed in and to cook the peas. ( cook over a medium high heat).

4.  Mix in the rice and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste ,adjust salt , and then fold in eggs and finely chopped coriander leaves. Squeeze the lime juice and give one last stir and switch off. Serve.

6 comments:

  1. What a wonderfully quick and nutritious meal. I really have to try it. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  2. The colour of the dish itself is very pleasing and attractive rice.

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  3. Me too! One pot dish is not only easy to cook and serve, but it's easy to clean, considering one plate per person and one pot! :D It looks delicious!

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  4. oh we absolutely love kedegree.....your version is just irresistibly inviting...feel we can use your trick of using grated eggs for some fussy eaters at home,thanks for the idea and this delicious recipe :-)

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  5. What a flavorful meal! Great that it is one pot and good idea to grate in the eggs! I like learning little tricks like that. Have a great week Nammi!

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