Speedy Egg Fried Couscous with Mackerel

Super quick and super tasty, this egg fried rice with tinned mackerel is fantastic for a quick lunch. Using our couscous adds a real flavour kick and makes a lovely change from using rice and we’ve added a tin of mackerel to make this a satisfying and tasty meal that’s ready in minutes!


Prepare the couscous according to the packet instructions and fluff with a fork. Set aside to cool.

Heat the oil in a wok or large deep-sided frying pan over a medium-high heat. When hot tip in the beaten egg and cook for a couple of seconds before stirring with a wooden spoon to break it up. When just scrambled push to one side and add the flaked fish to the other side and cook for a minute or two to warm through. Add the couscous and toss everything together. Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, chilli flakes and stir. Taste and add a little more soy/sesame to season if needed. Add three quarters of the spring onions and toss to warm through. Serve immediately sprinkled with sesame seeds (if using) and the remaining spring onions.



  • 1 x packet of Ainsley Harriott Couscous (Spice Sensation or Tomato & Chilli work well)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 x tin of mackerel fillets in spring water, drained and flaked
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • good pinch of chilli flakes
  • salt & white pepper
  • 3 spring onions, sliced on the angle
  • ½ tsp sesame seeds (optional)