One of the true ‘Super Food’ is Sardines. Fresh Sardines are not cheap in Melbourne where I live, but Canned Sardines won’t cost me much. You can make a rice bowl dish like this one quickly and easily using just 1 can. Some people say Canned Sardines smell fishy. OK, they smell fishy, but you can reduce the fishy smell. I use Sake (Rice Wine).
1 can (110g) Sardines in Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Sake (Rice Wine)
1/4 Onion *thinly sliced
1 small clove Garlic *grated
1 small piece Ginger *grated, about 1/2 teaspoonful
1/2 tablespoon Curry Powder
1/2 Tomato *cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Mirin *optional, Mirin adds sweetness
1 serving warm Cooked Rice
Shichimi (Japanese Chilli Spice Mix) OR Ground Chilli *optional
- Drain canned Sardines and place Oil in a small frying pan, and sprinkle Sake (Rice Wine) over drained Sardines in the can.
- Add thinly sliced Onion to the pan and cook over medium low heat until soft. Add Garlic, Ginger and Curry Powder, and stir.
- Add Tomato, Soy Sauce and Mirin, stir, then add Sardine and all the liquid, cook for a few minutes OR until the sauce thickens.
- Half fill a bowl with warm Cooked Rice and cover it with Sardine mixture. Add some chopped Spring Onion and Shichimi (OR Chilli), and enjoy.
Squeeze in some lime juice in the cooking sauce esp calamansi lime would make the dish tastes fresher
Thank you, Irene, for your suggestion. I have just bought a lime today. 1 small lime cost me $1.50!!!
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Hello From New York USA,
I wanted to let you know that this recipe Sardine Curry Rice Bowl was delicious. I took your advise about how to cut the salty taste from the sardines. I didn’t have any Sake, so, I used Chinese Cooking Wine instead. It did the job too. Anyway, I absoutely love your dishes. I am looking forward to making more of your recipes.
Hi Renee. Thank you for posting your kind comment. Knowing someone in NY found my recipe and tried it makes me feel very happy. I am so glad you enjoyed this dish.