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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noodlenest's picture

Just made this for dinner - we all loved it! Very quick easy and tasty.

saerah's picture

This is my ultimate stand by. I have made this with sweetcorn, chickpeas, extra hot madras paste, large prawns, small economy prawns to name but a few of the changes. It always turns out light and fluffy and there are never any leftovers!

josp74's picture
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I used curry powder as had no paste in but still very nice. As my husband doesn't like curry I made it for one but it was very simple to reduce the quantities and very easy to make. Next time I would do chicken instead of the prawns but will definitely make again.

abanium's picture
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Extremely easy to make, practically idiot proof! Added chicken to the leftovers the following which worked great too.

Personally didn't find two spoons of the korma sauce so will put in at least 3-4 next time.

bobnel's picture
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Very easy to make and very tasty

sonyakapur's picture

So easy and yummy!

s_burgess's picture
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Very easy recipe, that has been successful every time I've cooked it-which is saying something as I'm an exceptionally rookie cook!
Tastes just as good with one tbsp of Curry Paste, which is useful if you are going out in the evening!

domesticlou's picture

This is really tasty & even better heated through the next day. Somehow when shopping for ingredients I forgot the prawns & the chilli (!?) so I used 1 can smoked mackerel, one can of tuna & dried chilli flakes instead.

sarahben's picture
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Fantastic recipe! Smelt & tasted great. I used Patak's Tikka Marsala paste. Will definately be making this again soon, not sure if I'd add the chilli next time.

pmr747's picture
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Loved it and so simple

ashpash's picture
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This is a great mid-week meal for the whole family - just take some out before you add the chilli for younger kids.

dlockhart's picture
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This is a fabulous recipe and one of my favourite storecupboard meals! I like to added some toasted cashew nuts or almonds and serve with cooling natural yoghurt.

Try omitting the prawns and using smoked haddock and boiled eggs to make kedgeree.

coadyxxx's picture
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The peawn pilau was very nice I am on a low fat diet and always looking for something my whole family will enjoy, and they all did.
I will try it with the chicken next time

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