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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
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.


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

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

  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!

  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 :-)

  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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