Our Family's Fried Rice with Mackerel

Our Family's Fried Rice with Mackerel

Our family's favorite fried rice has flaked grilled salted mackerel, leek and ginger.
I season it with fish sauce, red chili powder and flavored soy sauce. We like mackerel.

Ingredients: 2 to 3 servings

1 fillet (about 150 g)
1/2 teaspoon
Ginger (finely chopped)
1 teaspoon
1 bunch
Cooked rice (warm)
2 cup (400 g)
Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
★Red chili powder (Korean)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon
★ Fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon
★Soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon
to taste
★Salt (for adjusting the seasoning)
1 pinch
Toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon


1. Sprinkle salt over the mackerel fillet and chill in the fridge for several hours. Pat dry with kitchen paper, then grill the mackerel. Or you could use store-bought salted mackerel.
2. Remove the bones from the grilled fillets and shred roughly. Do these preparations beforehand. I usually grill more than usual.
3. Cut the leek lengthways in half and chop finely. Rinse the komatsuna leaves and chop finely.
4. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan and add chopped ginger and Step 3.
5. Add Step 2 to the pan, and then Step 3. Stir quickly and add the ★ red chili powder and warm cooked rice.
6. Add ★ fish sauce and fry quickly. Drizzle ★ soy sauce onto the sides of the frying pan and toss quickly. Add the ★ black pepper and toasted sesame seeds. Adjust the seasoning by adding salt if necessary.
7. Transfer Step 6 to a serving dish. I sprinkled with black sesame seeds to finish.
8. This is more a mixed rice than a Chinese-style fried rice. Use more sesame oil if you want to fry the rice to a crisp.

Story Behind this Recipe

Every time I grill salted mackerel my husband asks, "Will you make fried rice with the leftovers tomorrow? I really like it."
Yes, I know you love this fried rice.
This fried rice with mackerel has been a regular lunch of ours for years.
I have settled on this recipe so I decided to upload it.