One-pan prawn pilau

One-pan prawn pilau

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Cooking time

Ready in 25-30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
340
protein
18g
carbs
65g
fat
3g
saturates
1g
fibre
2g
sugar
0g
salt
2.38g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp korma curry paste (Patak's is good)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 300g basmati rice, rinsed and drained
  • 700ml chicken stock made from a cube
  • 150g pack cooked peeled prawns, defrosted if frozen
  • cupful frozen peas
  • 1 red chilli, sliced into rings
  • handful coriander leaves, chopped
  • lemon wedges, to serve

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2005

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burtk64's picture
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Really tasty dish enjoyed by the whole family. I doubled the amount of prawns as I didn't think the amount specified would be enough - glad that I did.

martinnottage's picture
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Effort v result is fantastic. Very tasty, I use other pastes (balti or rogan josh). Like others I add more prawns 200-250g (at the request of my daughters) - it depends what you are having with it. If this is your main course/supper then I suggest you up the amount of prawns.

Doing with a tarka dal tonight (see Natco website for recipe).

abii's picture

I had a kilo of prawns to use up (long story) so I doubled all the quantities and made this for my church group. So quick and easy, I will definitely make it again! One person doesn't like chillies but it was still tasty without. I will use a stronger curry paste next time though, because Balti was a bit bland without the chillies.

alinabake's picture

Oh dear, I wanted to make this recipe and went out and bought some readymade balti sauce but unfortunately have got the actual sauce not the paste. Can I still use it? Can anyone help pls thanks

becstick's picture
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Amazingly tasty for so few ingredients. Easy recipe to follow & make, it's now been added to the family recipe book and will be made again.

katycooks's picture
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Got home from work. Took out some prawns to defrost and cooked some onions in the meantime. Used Patak's Jalfrezi sauce. (and a small fresh chilli from a plant.) Result? Lovely. This is a great recipe - substitute the prawns for anything at all - vegetarian or otherwise. It doesn't seem like really "cooking" but it actually is. And the result is very tasty. And despite this lengthy review, it is simple and easy and pretty quick to do. (as long as you have some "basic" ingredients of course!)

jul34es's picture
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made this tonight for tea it had plenty of flavour and easy to do.

gingermen's picture
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easy to make and tastes fantastic. Two thumbs up

titchywitch's picture

Easy and delicious. As said previously left the fresh chilli until after I had served the kids, and they loved it.

julietulip's picture
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This was very tasty!!! I exchanged Korma for Balti paste ... and swapped peas for chickpeas. I also threw in a handful of roasted cashew nuts which went very well with it. It was a little spicy ... but I think I was a little over-enthusiastic with the Balti paste ... very yummy though... will make again!!! ...oh, mine needed extra water as the rice was cooking ... so just keep an eye on it!!!!

natillypooch's picture
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Gorgeous and easy to make too, highly recommend!!! Yummy!

tinekewoodford's picture

I have read all the comments and am certainly going to try the recipe, just one question: are we talking about pre-boiled basmati rice as that is the only one we have in Holland

johnpmcguire's picture
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great for all the family they loved it, I used green thai curry paste which was great.

johnpmcguire's picture
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all the family loved it, I used green thai curry paste

natillypooch's picture
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What a fab recipe, really tasty, easy to make and quick, would be fabulous for entertaining as its so quick and easy! Definately be making it again!

natillypooch's picture
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What a fab recipe, really tasty, easy to make and quick, would be fabulous for entertaining as its so quick and easy! Definately be making it again!

natillypooch's picture
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What a fab recipe, really tasty, easy to make and quick, would be fabulous for entertaining as its so quick and easy! Definately be making it again!

natillypooch's picture
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What a fab recipe, really tasty, easy to make and quick, would be fabulous for entertaining as its so quick and easy! Definately be making it again!

natillypooch's picture
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What a fab recipe, really tasty, easy to make and quick, would be fabulous for entertaining as its so quick and easy! Definately be making it again!

natillypooch's picture
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What a fab recipe, really tasty, easy to make and quick, would be fabulous for entertaining as its so quick and easy! Definately be making it again!

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