Because I usually cook for four people, preparing a meal just for me can be oddly challenging. A ‘Donburi (Rice Bowl)’ dish is always a good option. I stock canned mackerel in my pantry for always as mackerel is my great favourite (and fresh mackerel is rarely available where I live), and the small 120g canned mackerel is just perfect for single serving. I have introduced my ‘Miso Mackerel Don’, here is another yummy and easy ‘Curry Mackerel Don’ which will never disappoint you.


1 Serving


1 can (125g) Mackerel in Brine

1/4 to 1/2 Onion *thinly sliced
1 clove Garlic *finely chopped
Green Vegetable such as Kale, Spinach, Cabbage, etc. *as required, cut into small pieces
1/2 tablespoon Oil
1 pinch Salt
1 teaspoon Curry Powder
2 tablespoons Sake (Rice Wine) OR Water
1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
1 serving Freshly Cooked Rice

  1. Drain the Canned Mackerel and discard the brine.
  2. Heat Oil in a frying pan over a medium heat, cook sliced Onion, Garlic and Green Vegetable until onion is transparent. Season with Salt and Curry Powder.
  3. Add Mackerel, Sake (Rice Wine) and Soy Sauce, simmer over a low heat for a minute or so, and let all well combined.
  4. Half fill a bowl with freshly cooked rice and cover it with the Mackerel mixture.