Spiced rice with prawns

Spiced rice with prawns

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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)

cshobbs's picture

Lovely and simple.
I agree that trying again with chicken would be a good idea.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

This was really quick to make and tasted lovely. You could add any leftover cooked meat to this recipe. I may try chicken next time.

eblue's picture

This was a good quick meal and we really enjoyed it. I made my own curry paste using the Jamie Oliver recipe from the Ministry of Food book and used bacon lardons so it didn't need the extra oil for cooking. Such a tasty dish I'm sure it will become a staple in our house, great for using up leftover meats and can be adapted to taste different every time.

princess-llama's picture

so quick and so tasty! when im extra hungry I add chicken and mushroom too, the flavours go really well together

marktewk's picture

Good for a quick supper. I think a bit more of tikka masala paste would provide more of a kick. I will also try the lemon juice, mushrooms and sultanas next time to add an extra dimension.

dorsetlady's picture

Tasty but a bit on the dry side. Also, the quantity suggested was far too little for us - it suggests 200g of rice for four servings! I used 175g for two and the same amount of other ingredients.

helenprout's picture

added a chopped chilli and didn't bother with the chorizo - this was quick and delicious, and healthy as well

sandyshaw's picture

Yum...hubby even had seconds !

suz1584's picture

We used uncooked prawns instead and worked well. Will definitely be made often in our house as it was loved by everyone

emma_nireland's picture

This is sooo good! Mine was saltier than I would normally like, but I think it's partly because I used tandoori paste rather than tikka paste.

I made a couple of edits, I increased the veggie count by adding chopped carrot and red pepper, and I used turkey bacon instead of normal bacon.

Very quick, very easy and very tasty. Thank you again BBC Good Food!

jojotall's picture

So cheap to make and so easy, other half absolutely loved this. Will be a definite on our weekly meal planner.

tilda1604's picture

Great recipe, quick and tasty!
I changed the curry paste to red thai curry paste and used spring onions instead, it gave a little more zing!!!

tilda1604's picture

Great recipe, quick and tasty!
I changed the curry paste to red thai curry paste and used spring onions instead, it gave a little more zing!!!

joannepd's picture

I have made this a couple of times now using uncooked prawns which i have stir fried with the bacon . Quick and delicious - an ideal mid week family recipe.

monique810's picture

Very quick and very good I use this recipe almost every week :-)

chemicallyabused's picture

Made this for me and my boyfriend and it was delicious! When I read the recipe I was unsure of the bacon but as I had a pack open in the fridge I put it in and it was definitely the right choice. :) I used balti paste instead of masala and put 2 tbsp in as we enjoy our spices. I've never made a meal with prawns before yet I loved them and this will definitely be a regular for us now.

loopylinny's picture

Really quick and simple to make. I adapted the recipe as I was just making it for myself and made it without the prawns because I dont like them but I still found it really tasty. It would also be good with chicken if like me you're not keen on seafood.

lou_rayment's picture

This is delicious and really easy to make. It does need the soy sauce though, I think.

buffduffdan's picture

A very nice dinner, easy and quick to do! I've cooked this recipe twice now, with the bacon and without and I found no real difference. I think I might add a few mushrooms next time or possibly some ham!


Questions (2)

stooch's picture

I'd rather not use pre made sauces. Have you a recipe for a homemade tikka asala sauce or could I just use curry powder?

Tips (1)

lynsayl's picture

I really liked this recipe - straightforward, easy to make, tasty and fast! I didn't have any curry paste to hand, so I used one of the little mixed chilli stock pots and it turned out lovely!