This is one of my family’s all time favourites, usually cooked with cow's milk but as I am now on the Budwig Protocol, the haddock is cooked in coconut milk, and the rice then cooked in the flavoured milk. The butter is substituted with coconut oil. And what a revelation! It is delicious and actually so much nicer!
For breakfast as a mouth wakener, or a delicious supper dish with a side of green salads. For VEGETARIANS, substitute the smoked haddock with mushrooms.
250 g smoked haddock
150g basmati rice
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
½ tsp turmeric
1 - 2 tbs coconut oil
2 cloves garlic
1 scant tsp black mustard seed
½ tsp chilli powder
scant tsp black cumin seeds
scant tsp coriander seeds
1 rounded tsp curry powder for fish
440 ml tin organic coconut milk
4 eggs, hard-boiled for six minutes
½ tsp pink Himalayan salt
1 tbs chopped dill
juice of half lemon plus the zest
four wedges of lemon to serve
** 1 cup of Healing Intent
1. Gently simmer the haddock in the coconut milk for five minutes. Do not boil the milk.
2. Using a slotted spoon lift the fish from the milk and set aside.
3 Rinse the rice in several changes of water, then add the strained coconut milk. Check the level of milk above the rice, and add more filtered water until the level of liquid is about half a thumb joint above the rice. Bring to a boil, cover with a lid, and lower the heat to a really low heat and set a timer for 20 minutes. The rice should absorb all the flavoured coconut milk.
4. While the rice is cooking, soften the onion and garlic in the coconut oil and then add the spices and cook over a low heat for at least five minutes until the onion is soft.
5. Flake the fish into the spice mixture, and fold in the cooked rice. Stir in the zest, lemon juice and dill.
6. Plate up and decorate with a wedge of lemon. Peel and quarter the eggs and arrange on a plate. Enjoy.
** Healing Intent: when cooking foods to heal the body it is important to set your intent. The best way to do this is imagine that you are cooking this dish for yourself or for someone you love who is very ill and that this dish is the only thing that will help in their healing. You will find that the way you handle the food will change, and will not only result in a better dish, but you will feel the food actually nourishing your body and spirit.