Mackerel is my favourite fish and I particularly love John West’s canned Mackerel in Brine. Anything with the Mackerel in it is delicious to me, though my husband says it smells fishy. So I cooked this Mackerel Fried Rice just for me. This is a very simple fried rice, quick and easy, and absolutely delicious. If you have cooked fresh Mackerel fillets, that would be even better.


1 Serving


1 can (125g) Mackerel in Brine *drained and broken into bite-size pieces

*Note: Cooked fresh Mackerel fillets can be used.
1 Egg *lightly whisked
1 Spring Onion *finely chopped
2 teaspoons Oil *I used 1 teaspoon of each Vegetable Oil and Sesame Oil
1 small clove Garlic *finely chopped
1 serving warm Cooked Rice *about 180g
1/4 teaspoon Salt
White Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Soy Sauce *alter the amount to suit your taste

  1. Prepare everything before you started cooking.
  2. Heat Oil and Garlic in a frying pan over medium high heat. When aromatic, add Egg, then add Rice and Spring Onion, and stir to combine.
  3. Season with Salt and White Pepper, add Mackerel, and mix to combine. Add a small amount of Soy Sauce, and mix well.