One-pan prawn pilau

One-pan prawn pilau

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(83 ratings)

Ready in 25-30 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Make an exotic meal without fuss with this one-pan prawn pilau

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal340
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs65g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein18g
  • salt2.38g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp korma curry paste (Patak's is good)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 300g basmati rice, rinsed and drained
  • 700ml chicken stock made from a cube
  • 150g pack cooked peeled prawns, defrosted if frozen
    Prawn

    Prawn

    praw-n

    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • cupful frozen peas
    Peas

    Peas

    p-ees

    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 1 red chilli, sliced into rings
    Chillies

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • handful coriander leaves, chopped
  • lemon wedges, to serve
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  1. Heat a large wide pan and dry-fry the curry paste with the onions for 4-5 mins until the onion begins to soften. Add the rice to the pan and stir to coat in the curry paste. Add the stock, then bring to the boil.

  2. Cover the pan and turn the heat down to low. Leave the rice to simmer slowly for 12-15 mins until all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is cooked. Turn off the heat and stir in the prawns, peas and chilli. Cover the pan and leave to stand for 5 mins.

  3. Fluff up the rice grains with a fork and season if you want. Scatter over the coriander and serve with lemon wedges.

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KateB
4th Apr, 2015
5.05
So easy and so delicious! Will definitely be making again!
kapatu
5th Feb, 2015
5.05
Easy, quick and delicious!! I did it with madras curry paste as that's what I had and added some cherry tomatoes with the peas and prawns. Lovely!!
Sarahjane52
31st Mar, 2014
Cooked this last night for myself and my daughter. It was quick and easy and tasted fab! Will be doing it again.
geordielass78
3rd Oct, 2013
I always add some garlic (2-4 cloves depending on size) and I use fish stock if I have the cubes (chicken works too, mind you) and it always turns out great. I use it as a base recipe for variations on the theme, add some sliced mushrooms or a handful of cherry tomatoes cut in half, or some tinned chickpeas - for that matter you can add all three. Green beans work just as well (or can be used with) peas and if you don't have prawns in the freezer, finely chop a couple of chicken breasts and fry them off with the onions at the start. As someone else said any curry paste works so you can make it with a subtly different flavour every time. It's not haute cuisine, but you have a tasty and quick week-night dinner ready in less than half an hour - it's a great recipe.
rachpascy
5th Jun, 2013
4.05
Really good and easy to make. As a spaniard, it reminded me on an Indian-style paella!
queenb87
13th May, 2013
5.05
The boyfriend and I tried this tonight as part of our new low fat health drive, and we were amazed at how great it was. We didn't dry fry the onions (used a couple of sprays of fry-lite instead) and we had chilli flakes instead of chillis, but it was absolutely fantastic! We'll definitely be having this more often.
carolinesandford
30th Mar, 2013
5.05
Easy and delicious!
thepages
22nd Mar, 2013
5.05
I love this recipe and as I always have the ingredients in the cupboard I can make it whenever. I have also replaced the peas with spinach, varied the type of curry paste and usually use more prawns than suggested. Delicious!
gill_david
16th Mar, 2013
5.05
Easy to make, few ingredients and great taste. Definitely a great midweek or even Friday night supper. A 'keeper!'
macskitchen
10th Mar, 2013
5.05
Excellent. I didn't bring it off the heat though (I like my food piping hot!) and put the chilli, prawns and peas in for the last 5 minutes cooking time. Definitely do again

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