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Try Dotty’s one-pot kedgeree recipe this weekend

Written by High Life North
Published 30.01.2021

By Dotty in the Kitchen

One-Pot Kedgeree Recipe

This is another absolute favourite recipe of mine. I eat Kedegree for brunch and for dinner during the week. Smoked haddock is readily available in both the fresh and frozen aisle and makes such a tasty weeknight dinner. What makes this even more convenient is that you can make this from frozen. You can add spinach or peas to the mix as you desire, or even sweetcorn. I like to serve it with some soft boiled eggs. If you’re looking for a quick and easy kedgeree recipe, you’ve come to the right place.

Serves 2

2 fillets boneless, skinless smoked haddock

2 tsp unsalted butter

1 white onion, diced

2 tsp madras curry powder

125g long grain or basmati rice

Juice ½ lemon

10g fresh coriander

2 soft boiled eggs

75g frozen peas and/or 200g spinach (optional)


  • Begin by poaching the fish. Place it in a high sided frying pan with a lid and cover it with water. Bring to a gentle simmer and poach for 5-10 minutes (this will vary depending on whether or not your fish is frozen) until it is flaking. Remove to a plate. Pour the hot, fish scented water into a jug.
  • Wipe out the pan and return it to the heat. Heat 1 tsp butter until foaming then add the onion and fry gently, stirring regularly to help it avoid sticking. Add the curry powder and cook for another minute.
  • Add the rice and stir to coat the grains in the spice mix then pour in 250ml of the reserved fish poaching liquid. Bring the pan to the boil, then pop the lid on and reduce the heat. Cook for 10 minutes then add the spinach or peas (if using) and cook for 2 more. Then turn off the heat and allow the rice to stand for a further 10 minutes.
  • Flake up the fish using your hands and then stir it through the hot rice. Check the seasoning – the smoked fish is very salty so the liquid you used for the rice will already have been seasoned – and add more if needed.
  • Finally, add the remaining 1 tsp butter and the lemon juice.
  • Serve your kedgeree with chopped coriander and soft boiled eggs to garnish.
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