Yesterday I was trying to decided what to cook for dinner in the evening. I had re-sorted the freezer and listed the contents and yet I was still lacking inspiration. I only knew that it was about time we had something with rice so it was probably going to be some form of risotto.
Later on during a text conversation with hubby I asked him if he had any “requests” for dinner, to which the reply was “something with rice” “curry?”. Curry was fine by me as I did have some Chicken curry in the freezer, but I didn’t really want to use this as we have already had chicken this week. He then suggested something like a Kedgeree, “Yes” I said, we have a tin of tuna.
At that point I was in the food section of a well know High Street store getting some bits for Mother-in-Law so I decided to have a look at their fish section to see if they had any reductions. Well there were no reductions but I did spot a 200g pack of Kippers for £1.35 which also had the freezable logo on it. “Great” I thought, ” I only need half of that and I can freeze the rest for another time and the total meal will only cost around £1″. This was greeted with an enthusiastic response from hubby who always enjoys my “creations”
So, here’s what I did;
I already had about 2/3 of a red onion partially chopped in the fridge, so I chopped up half of it some more and popped the rest in the freezer for another day.
In my casserole dish (that can be used on the hob) i put about a tablespoon of oil and started to fry the onion lightly.
I added half a teaspoon each of ground cumin, dried coriander leaf, and ground ginger along with 1/4 teaspoon each of paprika, chilli powder and turmeric and let all this fry together for a couple of minutes.
I then added 1/2 cup of rice (about 100g) and 1 cup of water plus a bit more water and let this all simmer for a couple of minutes.
I then laid about 100g of the kippers on the top (I removed the skin first) and placed the casserole dish in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees. (You can continue this on the hob if you prefer)
When the rice had swollen to absorb most of the water, I broke up the kipper with a fork and mixed it in – it needed a little more water added too. I also added about 1/2 cup of frozen peas and mixed them in.
I broke 2 eggs on top and placed the dish back in the oven. After about 5 minutes the eggs had cooked enough so that the whites were set but the yolk were still runny.
I sprinkled some fresh chopped parsley over the top and served up.
Yum Yum (and I’m not a fish lover and had never had kippers before!!!)
This made a fairly generous portion for hubby and a small portion for me.
Hubby approved and will probably be requesting this again in not too distant future.
Here’s the list of ingredients (makes 2 “light” portions)
- 1 tbls Oil
- 1/2 Red onion
- 1/2 tsp Ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp Coriander leaf (dried)
- 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1/4 tsp Paprika
- 1/4 tsp Chilli Powder
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric
- 1/2 Cup Rice (approx 100g)
- 1 Cup water (plus a bit more as required)
- 100g Kippers
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 2 eggs
- Chopped Parsley to garnish.