This curried rice, an Anglo-Indian favorite, is studded with chunks of smoked trout. The homemade mango chutney here is exceptional, but you can use store-bought instead. Slideshow:  More Seafood Recipes 

March 2016


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Make the mango chutney
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the mango, onion, apple, chile, vinegar and brown sugar. Cover with a parchment paper round or lid and cook over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until the apple and onion are very soft, 45 minutes. Let cool completely.

Make the kedgeree
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the basmati rice with the star anise, cinnamon stick, 2 teaspoons of salt and 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, cover and cook over low heat until the rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Discard the star anise and cinnamon stick.

  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the mustard seeds and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the seeds begin to pop, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the onion and garlic, season with salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 8 minutes. Stir in the curry powder and cook until fragrant, 2 minutes. Add the rice along with the currants and smoked trout. Cook over moderate heat, stirring a few times, until the trout is warm, 3 minutes. Add the cream and 1 1/2 tablespoons of the parsley and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Add the eggs and simmer over moderate heat for 6 minutes. Pour off the hot water and gently shake the eggs in the pan to crack the shells. Fill the pan with cold water and let stand for 1 minute. Peel the eggs. Add 2 inches of water to the saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add the peeled eggs and warm them for 2 minutes. Carefully drain and pat dry. Cut the eggs in half.

  • Top the kedgeree with the soft-boiled eggs, garnish with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of parsley and serve with the mango chutney.

Make Ahead

The chutney can be refrigerated for 2 weeks. Serve at room temperature.

Suggested Pairing

Pair this dish with a juicy, herb-inflected Spanish white.