Indonesian fried rice with mackerel


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ cucumber
  • 4 smoked mackerel fillets, flaked
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g Basmati Rice
  • small bunch spring onions , sliced
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • 140g frozen peas
  • 2 eggs , lightly beaten


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok. Tip in the eggs and swirl to coat the base of the pan. Cook for 1 min, then flip and cook the other side until set. Remove and roughly chop into ribbons.
  2. Add the curry paste and sugar and fry for 1 min. Tip in the rice and stir to coat in the paste, then add the spring onions and peas. Stir-fry for 2-3 mins until everything is really hot. Add the soy sauce, then gently toss through the omelette ribbons and mackerel.
  3. Divide between 4 bowls and garnish with the cucumber. Serve with extra soy sauce, if you like.