Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dish consisting of flaked fish, boiled rice, and eggs.

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  • n. A dish of flaked, smoked haddock, eggs and rice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a dish of rice and hard-boiled eggs and cooked flaked fish

Etymologies

Urdu khichṛī, perhaps from Sanskrit kṛsaraḥ, kṛśaraḥ, dish containing sesame, peas, and lentils.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • However there have been a lot of warm and genuinely friendly people too, such as my neighbours Madam Aida, Dada and Mustafa who took me in on the first day and fed me a barbecued fish, some incredibly sweet tea and a strange mixture of noodles, rice and lentils that sounds like 'kedgeree'.

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  • He's been disobeying the cook and feeding that stray cat that's been hanging around leftover kedgeree from breakfast, and he doesn't want anyone to find out.

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  • Foreign – save for a kedgeree or two from the Raj – was alien fare.

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  • My dad occasionally used to make kedgeree as a Sunday treat – and, fussy, ungrateful child that I was, I'd go through it with a fine-pronged fork and pick out all traces of fish before wolfing down the buttery, delicately spiced rice.

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  • Rice is nice – think paella, or kedgeree – but this is one of those rare and beautiful unions where both parties shine brighter in each other's company: from poached salmon and Jersey royals to Jansson's temptation and cullen skink, the combination just works.

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  • The women, in tunics, were buxom peasants-no tall, willowy jungle princesses here; their voices, shrill and sharp, floated across the stream as they fetched water or busied themselves at the fires, with the kidneys and kedgeree, no doubt.

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  • The kedgeree reminded me in many ways of the jollof rice my grandmother used to cook, using palm oil instead of groundnut oil and any odds and ends she found in her kitchen...

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  • Last night to dinner with a friend to celebrate his elevation at work, he had cooked a kedgeree- think jollof rice with hardboiled eggs and smoked fish, served with a delicious dal and yoghurt.

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  • The morning brings news that the first printing of The Bonkers Code has already sold out: I allow myself a second helping of kedgeree.

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  • If this kind of stuff is appearing in the Telegraph - and the retired colonels aren't choking on the kedgeree when they read it - we're truly making progress.

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  • Variants include kitcherie, kitchari or kitchiri.

    June 7, 2010

  • "'For all its mortifying effects,' said Stephen as he and Fox sat down to their kedgeree, 'you must admit that this invitation to Biliong is a great diplomatic coup...'"
    --Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute, 217

    March 4, 2008