The other morning I really, really fancied kedgeree. But not having any fish in the house, I made a vague approximation - just chilli and garlic, leftover rice, a couple of rashers of grilled bacon and a boiled egg. Added a few drops of soy sauce and done ...
And it was surprisingly good!
I've still got a hankering for kedgeree though, and today made this 'cheat's version' - it couldn't really be simpler, especially if you use tinned tuna, or already-cooked leftover fish like the sea bass I had.
This makes a really good + quick meal - perfect for brunch or a simple supper.
For two, you'll need:
4 spring onions, sliced on the diagonal
0.5-1 tsp dried chilli flakes
2 tsp curry powder
Some hot cooked rice - you choose how much!
Cooked white fish or a tin of tuna
2 eggs, boiled for 8 minutes, run under cold water to stop them cooking further and then shelled
Parsley and lemon wedges, to serve
Cook the spring onions in a frying pan with a little oil or butter (I'm using 20 sprays of my 1-cal spray oil plus a tiny splash of water) with the chilli flakes and curry powder.
Cook for a minute or or - don't let them stick or burn, add more oil or water if necessary.
Stir in the rice - and add the fish. Cook, stirring, until it's all hot through.
Turn out onto plates, adding an egg each and some chopped parsley (if you have some) and lemon.
It might be the 'cheat' version, but it's still really good!