Curried rice kedgeree

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15 min


6 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 22 minutes
Curried rice kedgeree

Andreas Trauttmansdorff


  • vegetable oil
  • 1 onion , coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 500-mL carton chicken broth , or 284-mL can undiluted chicken broth
  • 125 g smoked salmon , smoked trout or 213-g can salmon
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs , peeled
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 cup chopped fresh coriander


  • Lightly coat a large saucepan with oil and set over medium heat. Add onion and stir often until it starts to soften, 3 minutes. Stir in curry powder, ground coriander and rice. Stir until all grains are well coated, about 1 minute. Add carton of chicken broth (or, if using can of broth, also add 3/4 cup/175 mL water). Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cut salmon into small pieces or, using your hands, break into chunks. If using canned, drain, then remove and discard skin and bones, only if you wish. Slice eggs and tomato into wedges.
  • Fluff rice with a fork and stir in fresh coriander. Spoon onto a platter. Scatter salmon overtop. Arrange egg and tomato wedges over rice. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate until cold. Rice will keep well, covered and refrigerated, up to 2 days, but add fish, eggs and tomato just before serving.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 191,
  • Protein
  • 9.5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.7 g,
  • Fat
  • 3.7 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1.1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 756 mg.

Kedgeree (KEHJ-uh-ree) is an English breakfast dish of curried rice, smoked fish and hard-cooked eggs in a cream sauce. We omitted the sauce in favour of super-healthy tomatoes. And we know that the fatty acids in cold-water fish can help treat depression.