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Place of origin  India/United Kingdom
Variations  tuna or salmon
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Main ingredients  rice, smoked haddock, eggs, parsley, butter or cream
Similar  Fish as food, Haddock, Kipper, Khichdi, Bubble and squeak

Smoked haddock kedgeree recipe

Kedgeree (or occasionally kitcherie, kitchari, kidgeree, kedgaree, kitchiri, or khichuri) is a dish consisting of cooked, flaked fish (traditionally smoked haddock), boiled rice, parsley, hard-boiled eggs, curry powder, butter or cream and occasionally sultanas.


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The dish can be eaten hot or cold. Other fish can be used instead of haddock such as tuna or salmon, though that is not traditional.

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In India, khichari (among other English spellings) usually refers to any of a large variety of legume-and-rice dishes. These dishes are made with a spice mixture designed for each recipe and either dry-toasted or fried in oil before inclusion.

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This dish moved to Victorian Britain and changed dramatically. In the West, kedgeree consists of cooked, flaked fish (traditionally smoked haddock), boiled rice, parsley, hard-boiled eggs, curry powder, butter or cream and occasionally sultanas.

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Kedgeree is thought to have originated with the Indian rice-and-bean or rice-and-lentil dish khichri, traced back to 1340 or earlier. It is widely believed that the dish was brought to the United Kingdom by returning British colonials who had enjoyed it in India and introduced it to the UK as a breakfast dish in Victorian times, part of the then fashionable Anglo-Indian cuisine.

The dish was listed as early as 1790 in the recipe book of Stephana Malcolm of Burnfoot, Dumfriesshire. The National Trust for Scotland's book The Scottish Kitchen by Christopher Trotter notes the Malcolm recipe and other old examples, expressing the belief that the dish was devised by Scottish regiments hankering for the tastes of India.

Hobson-Jobson cites Ibn Battuta (c. 1340) mentioning a dish of munj (moong) boiled with rice called kishrī and cites a recipe for khichri from Ain-i-Akbari (c. 1590). In Gujarat, where khichdi remains popular, the lentil and rice dish is usually served with kadhi, a spiced yogurt dish that can be mixed with the khichdi. Khichdi is usually not prepared with fish in Gujarat, although fish is sometimes eaten with khichdi in coastal villages where seafood is plentiful. According to Hobson-Jobson, while fish is eaten with kedgeree, the use of the term for "mess of re-cooked fish ... is inaccurate".

Other mixed rice dishes

  • Arroz con Pollo, Arroz con gandules, Platillo Moros y Cristianos, Gallo pinto, Pabellón criollo, Rice and beans (Latin America)
  • Bibimbap (Korea)
  • Biryani (South Asia)
  • Fried rice (East Asia)
  • Jambalaya (Louisiana, United States)
  • Jollof rice (West Africa)
  • Hoppin' John (Southern United States)
  • Kabsa (Saudi Arabia)
  • Kushari (Egypt)
  • Mujaddara (Arabic)
  • Nasi Goreng (Indonesia)
  • Paella (Spain)
  • Pilaf/Pulao (Greece, Balkans, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, South Asia)
  • Rice and peas (Caribbean)
  • Risotto (Italy)
  • Sinangag (Philippines)
  • Spanish rice (Mexico)
  • Takikomi gohan (Japan)
  • References

    Kedgeree Wikipedia