Kedgeree. The classic smoked fish and rice dish. This family favourite is full of protein and packed with essential vitamins and minerals. No wonder it’s such a perfect quick healthy meal!
So folks, it’s a quick kedgeree fish recipe today.
If you’ve had an extremely busy week like me, then this time saving original kedgeree recipe is one you’ll definitely want to save!
This simple recipe is excellent as a hearty breakfast / brunch or served as a light dinner.
It’s a delicious rice dish made with smoked fish, rice, turmeric, peas and parsley that the whole family will love.
Kedgeree was always a favourite and something my mum used to cook for us which I loved.
This is her original easy fish kedgeree recipe. It’s healthy, low in calories and low fat too.
It’s a great recipe where you can cook each bit and then put them all into the same pan for serving.
What Is Kedgeree?
Kedgeree is a dish made from flaked fish (traditionally smoked haddock) rice, parsley and hard boiled eggs.
There are many variations of this recipe. In my recipe I’ve left out the eggs but added peas to make it quick and easy to make.
In some variations sultanas are also added.
When Was Kedgeree Invented?
Kedgeree was invened in India and started it’s life as a meal of rice and lentils.
Enjoyed by the British who ruled India as part of the British Empire it became a traditional breakfast dish served in British households in the Victorian era.
Your Questions On How to Make Kedgeree Answered
- Will kedgeree freeze? – Yes you can freeze kedgeree. I freeze the leftovers of this recipe regularly.
- Can kedgeree be reheated – Yes. Just make sure you have fully defrosted it first. I usually reheat it in the microwave.
- Can Kedgeree be eaten cold – Yes. But only if it has been made fresh and left to cool. Not defrosted.
- Is kedgeree good for you? – Yes. The wholegrain rice provides your complex carbohydrate, the protein comes from the fish and an adequate portion of peas contribute towards your 5 a day!
- What are the kedgeree calories? In this version the calories are 323 per portion if served for 4 people.
- Is kedgeree gluten free? – Yes. This version is gluten free.
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This easy healthy fish recipe is great served on it’s own.
Or a great accompaniment to it is a simple green lettuce leaf salad!
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
- 400 g smoked fish I bought smoked River Cobbler fillets which were on offer but any such smoked filleted fish will do!
- 200 g wholegrain rice (or white but would not be as healthy and alters the nutritional content)
- 2 tbsp turmeric
- 80 g peas
- Freshly chopped parsley
- Place the fish in a pan and cover them with cold water. Bring the pan up to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer until the fish is tender enough (but not too tender) to be flaked.
- Drain the fish and then set aside.
- Place rice in a saucepan with the turmeric and cook according to the packet instructions.
- Cook the 80g peas according to packet instructions (easiest if you microwave them).
- Drain and flake the fish in the pan.
- Add the drained cooked rice and drained cooked peas.
- Mix well in the pan and garnish with the freshly chopped parsley.