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

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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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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This was so easy to make and full of flavour, really loved it!
Wil definately make it again, would be great when entertaining!

natillypooch's picture
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This was so easy to make and full of flavour, really loved it!
Wil definately make it again, would be great when entertaining!

flinz84's picture
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Really easy to make, and tasted great but I would serve mine without the Chilli next time! Great quick meal for mid week!

janamushroom1's picture

really enjoyed this dish i substituted the peas for spinach and a and red pepper and added 250g of king prawns to bulk it out. very simple to make

joymora's picture
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Absolutely wonderful!

escostar's picture
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Extremely easy to make and easy to play about with. I used balti curry paste and used mixed vegestables instead of the peas. Will try chicken next time and add more crushed chilli.

deborah060668's picture
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What a great store cupboard recipe! Served this to all the family and everyone loved it - even our sometimes fussy 4 year old! Fantastic will be making again and again.

sgrech's picture

Yum, modified slightly to also include a small amount of chicken breast, red pepper, a few mushrooms and a 1/4 tin of chopped toms. This will probably become a regular addition to meal time.

aly-lou's picture
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I made this last nigth for the BF, he said it's the best meal I have made him so far. Easy to make after a long day at work and feeling poorly. Its a bit like a curry paella! Yum!

stephjeff's picture
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Tasty n easy. used red chilli flakes and used a shop bought raita which was a great accompaniment, worked really well.

lauratatton1's picture
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This recipe is brilliant - we have it with a mini low-fat naan and I throw in some sugar snap peas and baby corn

draytondon's picture
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Very nice, it needs the lemon though.

Next time I'd add a little lemon juice at the same time as the prawns.

I also used tinned chickpeas instead of frozen peas as I'd run out, this seemed to work well.

Very simple & easy an ideal last minute meal.

skyedog's picture

Have maid this recipe loads of times and never disapointed.
Iam on a well known eating plan and it fits in with my daily allowance. I also give it to the family so i dont have to make different meals everyone is happy

sandyboyranger's picture
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Very easy to make for a complete novice and very satisfying. Added some mushrooms and red peppers to suit our palatte.

tghowell's picture
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This is a wicked recipe! yum yum yum yum yum

sueb51's picture
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So simple to make and tasty. I doubled the amount of curry paste and added chopped hardboiled eggs and some cooked chicken. I also made the stock with 1 chicken stock cube and 1 curry stock cube. I used it as an accompaniment to other curry dishes. Will definitley make again, using the basic idea and try with alternative ingredients.

vivaves's picture
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Very nice recipe, will make again. I used fish stock (from a cube) instead of chicken stock, Patak's balti paste instead of korma, and added some sliced frozen mushrooms along with the peas. Delicious and very moreish.

kerrywray's picture
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Great recipe. Caremalised onions before putting in the paste and used chicken instead. Everyone loved it. Will make again.

barpsimpson's picture

Works equally well with curry powder (in lieu of paste) - just heat up the powder in some oil before adding the onions (oh, and chucked in a garlic clove for good measure). Very good recipe - thanks!

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