Find VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on TwitterFind VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on FacebookFind VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on InstagramFind VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on YouTube

All recipes are deliciously vegan.

Smoky Kedgeree

gluten free
wheat free

20-40 minutes

Time depends on whether pre-cooked rice and lentils are used or not

Serves: 4-6

Smoky Kedgeree

Kedgeree is probably one of the original fusion foods! Its origins are a traditional dish called 'kitcheree' - a mellow, simple dish of lentils and rice. Enter the British Raj and their initial suspicion of spicy foods... Kitcheree became kedgeree, a vehicle for Brits in India to pile on butter, smoked fish and the like.  

The Vegan Recipe Club decided to veganise this classic dish - and this is the result. Enjoy!

The recipe can be made from scratch - or to save time, use pre-cooked rice and tinned lentils. We offer both options. 

Nori sheets or sprinkles are available in larger supermarket branches while nori and arame are sold in health food shops, Oriental grocers or online. They are different types and flavours of sea vegetables and very nutritious - and not slimy! Arami looks like black straw until it is hydrated. 

     

 

Photograph by Chava Eichner of Flavourfoods

Ingredients: 

Rice
400g/1¾ cups raw long grain brown rice, preferably brown Basmati cooked in 1 heaped tsp vegan bouillon or 1 vegan stock cube
OR 750g-800g cooked brown rice (about 3 cups of home-cooked rice or 3 sachets of microwave rice) with a little vegan stock mixed in

Lentils
50g/¼ cup dried whole lentils, green or brown
OR 110g/1 cups cooked whole lentils - green or brown (about half a tin of drained lentils)

Rest of the ingredients
Large handful of arame, soaked in cold water while you cook 
1 tbsp oil (preferably not olive)
1 large onion, peeled and chopped quite small
3 large cloves garlic, peeled and crushed or chopped fine
1 red or orange pepper, de-seeded and chopped roughly
1 tsp smoked paprika + 1 tsp regular sweet paprika
¼ tsp chilli powder
1-2 tsp chilli powder, according to taste
1 packet smoked tofu, chopped into bite-sized pieces - Taifun is the firmest and needs no pre-cooking but there are other brands
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Half a tin of coconut milk
2 tbsp nori flakes
2 tsp vegan bouillon or 1 vegan stock cube
Large handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
Lemon wedges
Optional: hot pepper sauce or other chilli sauce on the side for those who like their food spicy
 

Method: 

1. If cooking rice from scratch, put it on now. Cover with 600ml cold water and the stock cube/powder and cook for 20-30 minutes or until tender. Put the lentils and some water in a small pan also if cooking from scratch and cook for about 20 minutes or more.
2. Soak the arame in cold water and set aside.
3. Chop the vegetables and measure out the spices.
4. In a large pan or wok, heat the oil. Fry the onions and garlic for about 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
5. Add the peppers, chilli, curry powder and two types of paprika. Stir in and let it all cook for about 5 minutes, stirring continuously.
6. Rinse and drain the arame - use a sieve.
7. Add the smoked tofu and black pepper to the onion mixtuer, then add the coconut milk, nori, arame and 2 tsp bouillon or 1 stock cube, crumbled in. Add the cooked rice and lentils now plus the parsley. If using cold rice and lentils, stir in well and cook until everything is well mixed in and very hot. Add a drizzle of hot water if the mixture is too dry or starts to stick. 
8. Serve with more parsley on the top of each plate and a wedge of lemon per person to squeeze on the kedgeree. 
 

Share on FacebookShare on Twitter

Did you know that Vegan Recipe Club is run by a charity?

Viva! is a UK-registered charity which educates people about the realities of factory farming and how it impacts our health, the planet and animals. Vegan Recipe Club is part of our project to make going – and staying – vegan really easy by providing amazing recipes which make even meat-eaters’ mouths water!

We’re doing it because veganism saves animals, protects our planet and is better for the environment and your health.

We don’t receive any government funding. We can only keep going with YOUR help. Please consider donating to Viva! to help us continue to offer these life-saving services.

New recipes

Displaying 1 - 23 of 23
Potatas Bravas
This classic Spanish tapas dish is soo delicious and easy too! Serve it with a green salad and it feels...See recipe »
Cinnamon, Vanilla & Peanut Butter Popcorn
Oh wow we love this popcorn... it's so addictive so watch out!See recipe »
Chocolate Mug Cake
If you've never made a mug cake before then you'll be blown away with how well it works and how...See recipe »
Quick Banana Fritters
This recipe is so quick and easy but creates a really tasty, indulgent sweet treat!See recipe »
Simple Chilli
This is a great one for making at the start of the week and freezing for quick meals!See recipe »
One Pot Pad Thai
One pot, lots of yummy ingredients, ready in 10 minutes... need we say more!?See recipe »
Overnight Oats
A very quick, healthy and hearty breakfast which can be made the night before. Get creative with the flavours and...See recipe »
White Wine Lentils with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & 'Crème Fraîche'
These are not just any old lentils... this is a truly delicious dish and a complete meal in itself, inspired...See recipe »
Butternut Squash Risotto
This is comfort food at its best! Sweet, caramelised butternut squash, white wine and sage create the perfect, indulgent dish :)See recipe »
Spinach & 'Feta' Filo Triangles
These little triangles of crunchy deliciousness never disappoint and they are a lot easier to make than they look. The...See recipe »
Sweet Potato & Artichoke Salad with Basil Oil
This salad is absolutely packed with flavour from the sweetness of the sweet potato and the saltiness of the grilled...See recipe »
Avocado Wings with Ranch Dip
These wings are a signature dish down at MNB and have been featured on our menu from day one. The...See recipe »
Fruity FroYo
This is a fresh, zingy and healthy dessert which can be made in just 5 minutes!See recipe »
Fast & Healthy Burgers
Quick, healthy and very tasty... perfect for a hearty meal on the go!See recipe »
Vegetable Paella
This paella dish is colourful and hearty with an incredible combination of flavours. It has a bit of everything you...See recipe »
Vegan White Chocolate & Raspberry Baked Cheesecake
This is a truly indulgent, decadent cake which goes down an absolute treat with all who receive it! All the...See recipe »
Yuzu Chocolate Cake
Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit with a lemony-orange flavour that’s very popular in Japan and goes well with sweet...See recipe »
Roasted Tofu & Sweet Potato Rendang Curry
A firm favourite at all our vegan supper clubs. You will struggle not to eat this as you go along...See recipe »
Tomato, White Bean & 'Feta' Salad
A nice filling twist on this classic Greek salad. Very quick, easy and perfect for sunny days, picnics and barbecues.See recipe »
Tortilla De Patatas
This is one of the most commonly served dishes in Spain. Bars and cafes serve it as a starter or...See recipe »
Vegan Scones with Jam & Cream
Fancy a spot of afternoon tea? These scones are very quick, easy and delicious!See recipe »
Mexican Jackfruit Flatbread Pizza
If you are looking for a pizza that is big on flavour without the hassle of proving dough then this...See recipe »
Aubergine & Green Lentil Koftas
These Lentil Koftes are a fantastic way to enjoy the flavours of the middle east from your own home. The...See recipe »