Spiced rice with prawns

Spiced rice with prawns

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(39 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins - 20 mins


Serves 4
Straight-from-the-wok spicy supper with rice, prawns and bacon - ideal for Autumn evenings

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal411
  • fat14g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein25g
  • salt1.63g
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  • 200g long grain rice
  • 175g frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp oil, plus a drop extra
  • 1 onion, chopped



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  • 3 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1 tbsp tikka masala curry paste
  • 250g peeled cooked tiger prawn, thawed if frozen
  • 1 egg, beaten



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  • soy sauce, to serve
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  1. Tip the rice into a pan of boiling, salted water and simmer for 10 minutes, adding the peas for the last 3 minutes. Drain well.

  2. While the rice is cooking, heat the 2 tablespoons of oil in a large frying pan or wok. Add the onion and bacon and stir fry for 3-4 minutes, until the onion starts to turn golden and the bacon begins to cook. Stir in the curry paste and cook for a few seconds, then tip in the prawns and heat them through for a minute or so.

  3. Push the prawn mixture to one side of the pan and add the drop of oil to the other side. Pour the egg into the oil, stir until cooked like scrambled eggs, then mix into the prawns. Add the rice and peas and mix well. Serve immediately, with soy sauce for sprinkling, if you like.

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Comments (42)

martusia's picture

Very tasty, easy and quick. Next time I might add some mushrooms.

donnalovescheese's picture

Works equally well with mushrooms instead of peas. Also I tend to miss out the bacon as it doesn't really add anything (except calories!)

donnalovescheese's picture

Very tasty and quick. I used mushrooms instead of peas.

pewter's picture

did with prawns scallops and salmon but far too salty.Always forget about bacon.too much activity required in kitchen too for my liking mid week.

abbielancaster's picture

Loved by the family, I made a little extra and it was all eaten! I added some spinach at the end.

scoobydoo's picture

delicious with chorizo instead of bacon. put it in with the onions first to make sure it is soft though...

spinchin's picture

Fantastic, have this often, freezes well, any jar of curry paste works well........

catz1ct's picture

This was lovely, really good for an evening meal. Will be making this again!

realfood's picture

Very tasty - quick to prepare and little washing up! A squeeze of lemon juice instead of the soy sauce also gives it a lift for a change.

littlebaz's picture

Excellent midweek quick tasty meal. Will do this time and time again. Would be ideal to use up left over cooked meat from Sunday Lunch.

suevernon's picture

Really good quick "comfort" food - the bacon makes it!

copperlins's picture

Really quick, easy and nice and light to eat for lunches aswell as dinner. Made it without the bacon once, and another time with the bacon, either way - delicious!

amanda696's picture

This is such a lovely quick dinner recipe. I've subsituted the tiger prawns for baby shrimp as my hubby isn't a massive fan of prawns and it was still delicious!

jacobbradbury's picture

Superb and really easy

jeanius's picture

absolutely lovely, will take the tip of adding sultanas to lift it next time. This is in our top 10 for a friday night.

juliebahrain's picture

Quick and easy - added chopped mushrooms and sultanas

lizzie712's picture

Really easy, tasty, quick and filling - the family loved it!

denrobbo's picture

tried this on my fussy family & was a big hit & so easy!!!
would definately do again

poshpause's picture

This was a real change to lots of the "Rice and ...." recipes. I think the addition of the bacon is the thing that really changed the character of the dish. It was blimming gorgeous and will feature on our menu lists regularly!

debiii's picture

Have not made this yet, but intend to. However, a recipe for home made tikka masala curry paste would be good. If it is freezable that would be even better!


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