Kick-starter kedgeree

Kick-starter kedgeree

The Medicinal Chef
Martin Poole

I first tasted kedgeree as a nipper and just loved it there and then. It’s very filling and packed with nutrients. Guaranteed to keep you going for hours on end!


Quantity Ingredient
olive oil, for cooking
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 red chilli, shredded
75g brown basmati rice
1 large free-range egg
handful baby spinach
1 smoked mackerel fillet, broken into small pieces
1 tablespoon live probiotic yoghurt
sea salt
black pepper
1/2 red pepper, cut into small dice


  1. Heat a little olive oil over a medium heat in a large pan, add the onion and red pepper and cook gently until softened – about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the curry powder, turmeric, chilli and rice and stir for a few minute to toast the spices slightly. Add enough water to cover the rice, season with salt and pepper and simmer, covered, over a medium-high heat for around 20 minutes, or until the rice has softened. You may need to top up the water now and then during the cooking time.
  3. Meanwhile, cover the egg with water in a small pan, bring to the boil and boil for 7 minutes. Drain under cold water and leave to cool before peeling and cutting into quarters lengthways.
  4. Just before the rice is cooked, stir the baby spinach through it and cook for a couple more minutes to wilt the spinach. When the rice is cooked, stir through the flaked mackerel and yoghurt. Serve with the egg wedges on top.

Good for

  • Joints & bones: Arthritis, Bursitis

    Metabolic system: Diabetes (Type 2)

    Mental health & nervous system: Depression

    Heart & circulation: Heart disease, High cholesterol

    Digestive system: Haemorrhoids

    Reproductive & urinary systems: Menopause, Polycystic ovary syndrome
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