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Zuza zak's Weeknight Dinners: Mackerel Rice in Spicy Broth

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The first of 100 easy, weeknight, dinner recipes (1 upload a week from aug 09) that take under 30mins from start to finish. Balanced, healthy and cheap meals for people with not much time to cook, but love good food. This is loosely based on Filipino dish
  Brown rice 200 Gram
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs) (as needed to cover rice)
  Sesame oil 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic clove 2 , mince
  Chilies To Taste (Optional)
  Chopped ginger 1 Teaspoon (Optional)
  Spinach/Watercress 100 Gram
  Fish sauce/Soy sauce To Taste
  Vegetable stock 450 Milliliter
  Coconut milk To Taste (Optional)
  Lime juiced 1⁄2 (Optional)
  Smoked mackerel fillets 2

1. In a pot, put rice and cover it with water, about 2 cm up. Bring it to a boil. Cover with lid and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it steam for 5 minutes if there is still water in the rice.
2. Place a wok on flame, pour sesame oil and saute ginger, garlic, and chilies for 5 minutes.
3. Add spinach, fish sauce, stir and let it wilt.
4. Pour stock, and coconut milk (if using). Stir well and then squeeze in lime juice.
5. Place the mackerel in a baking dish and pop it in hot grill skin side down. Cook until crispy.
6. Flip, place it back in the grill and cook for another minute.

7. In a serving bowl, put some rice, cover it with broth and place mackerel on top.

8. Serve hot with a drizzle of chili oil.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Rice, Mackerel
Complete Meal, Easy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 752 Calories from Fat 304

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 34 g52.5%

Saturated Fat 1.7 g8.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 506.5 mg21.1%

Total Carbohydrates 82 g27.3%

Dietary Fiber 6 g23.9%

Sugars 0.4 g

Protein 29 g58.5%

Vitamin A 93.9% Vitamin C 30%

Calcium 9% Iron 18.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Zuza Zak's Weeknight Dinners: Mackerel Rice In Spicy Broth Recipe Video