Canned Mackerel costs slightly more than Canned Tuna, but both are really handy items to stock in the pantry. My husband says Canned Mackerel smells bad, but I love it. Canned Mackerel makes delicious Rice Bowl dishes. ‘Curry Mackerel Don’ and ‘Miso Mackerel Don’ are just a few example. Here is another Rice Bowl dish that can be made with Canned Mackerel, and you don’t need to cook it.


1 Serving


1 can (125g) Mackerel in Brine

1 serving warm Cooked Rice
1/2 sheet Nori *torn into small pieces
1/2 Spring Onion *finely chopped
Toasted Sesame Seeds

1/2 clove Garlic *grated
1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon Mirin
1 teaspoon Gochujang (Korean Spicy Miso)
1/4 teaspoon Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Sesame Oil

  1. Drain Canned Mackerel, discard the brine, and break into bite-size pieces.
  2. Combine all the Sauce ingredients in a bowl, add Mackerel pieces, and mix to combine.
  3. Half fill a bowl with warmed Cooked Rice, scatter Nori pieces, and cover with the Mackerel mixture. Sprinkle with finely chopped Spring Onion and some Toasted Sesame Seeds, and enjoy.