Smoked Mackerel Kedgeree with Kale and Brown Rice

This is such a great ‘comfort food’ recipe for this time of year – the spices are so warming, but don’t overwhelm the lovely flavours of the mackerel and kale.

Serves 4     Prep: 35mins   Cooking: 30mins

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150g brown rice
2 tsp turmeric
2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
360g Staal Smoked Mackerel
100g kale, roughly chopped
20g coriander, finely chopped
1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil with a lid on. Once boiling, add the rice and a dash of oil. Reduce the heat to a rolling boil and replace the lid. Cook for 15-20 mins until softened.
  2. While the rice is cooking, heat a good dash of oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Once hot, add the turmeric and fry gently for 2-3 mins.
  3. Add the mustard to the frying pan, then stir in the onions. Reduce the heat, add the garlic, and cook for a further 4-5 mins, stirring regularly, until the onions have softened. Remove from the heat.
  4. Check the rice, it should be al dente (firm to the bite). Drain and leave to cool for 1-2 mins. Add to the onions mixture and combine everything together. Season with black pepper but not salt.
  5. Flake the mackerel into the rice mixture and return the pan to the heat.
  6. Add the kale to the pan and allow to wilt. Use a wooden spoon to gently combine all of the ingredients together. Do not stir too much to avoid breaking up the mackerel flakes too much.
  7. Once the kale has wilted and the rice and fish have heated through serve in soup bowls or deep plates. Garnish with the coriander and lemon wedges to taste.

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