Thai prawn fried rice

Thai prawn fried rice

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(25 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
This delicious Asian supper is faster, healthier and cheaper than a takeaway - ready in a super-quick 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal401
  • fat7g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs61g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein27g
  • salt2.39g
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  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 1-2 tbsp red Thai curry paste
  • 800g leftover cooked rice (275g uncooked)



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 300g frozen peeled prawn, defrosted



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

  • 175g frozen sliced green bean, defrosted
  • juice 1 lime, plus extra wedges to serve



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tbsp Thai fish sauce, plus extra to serve
  • shredded cucumber, sliced red chilli and coriander leaves, to garnish (optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a large wok or frying pan on a medium heat. Pour in the egg, tilt the pan so it forms a thin omelette and cook for about 1 min until set. Tip out onto a chopping board, roll up, then slice into ribbons. Set aside.

  2. Heat the curry paste with 1 tbsp water until hot, then tip in the rice, stir to break up and toss to coat.

  3. Add the prawns and beans, and heat through. Add the lime juice and fish sauce, then stir though the egg strips. Serve the fried rice in bowls with extra lime wedges and fish sauce. Scatter with some sliced cucumber, chilli and coriander leaves, if you like.

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Comments (26)

clm2071's picture

This was an easy and very tasty dinner, a real hit in our family!

Theres a good chilli heat without it being too hot (mainly provided by the sliced chili garnish so it's easy to adjust to taste) and the lime provides a nice cooling effect without being overwhelming.

Will be having this again. Very much recommended.

emma-jane-finnegan's picture

Tasty, quick and easy. Definitely would make it again!

Lula-Rose's picture

Simple, straightforward, tasty and filling. Its not big or clever & not gonna knock anyones socks off, but its a great go-to dish to have in your repertoire. I used brown rice and seasoned with dark soy at the table.

princesstinkerbell's picture

Really quick meal the whole family can enjoy. I changed the prawns for chicken and did not add the chilli as my little boy would not have liked it. I try to prep all the ingredients the night before then it's a quick flash in the pan after work the next night. Great mid week meal.

cshobbs's picture

Very quick, very easy and very tasty!
I used frozen peas rather than beans.

asim88's picture

Really nice meal. First attempt at cooking by a novice and was easy as pie (never made pie). Added a bit more chilli which gave it a nice kick! Recommend!

cherylfisher's picture

YUM! quick and delicious!

lelbows's picture

Absolutely delicious, easy and cheap to make. I have cooked this dish countless times and is now my flatmate's favourite meal of choice when it's my turn to cook!

lorsydors's picture

This was a great dish, easy to make but with huge flavour

clairegracem's picture

This was nice, simple to make and tasted good. Was also nice to eat cold the next day.

lexy231282's picture

Made this to go with a thai red curry, was perfect.
Really delicious. Would be great on it's own too, will be making again for sure!

wemwom's picture

Deliciousness! I used a mix of mange tout and green beans, chopped up a little chilli to give it a kick, and used brown rice instead. Excellent little tummy filler.

raven's picture

This is quick and simple, especially if you have leftover rice to use up but nothing special. The children liked it but neither said it was a make again.

abbi_v's picture

Not sure if I did something wrong on this recipe but I found it bland and very dry. Won't make again.

cldaniels's picture

Even my fish sauce hating partner loved this. Really quick and simple.

emma_danielle's picture

This was really nice and quick and easy! Used onion and red pepper instead of the green beans and cucumber.

thecherub's picture

This was good but not amazing. I think the prawn laksa on this site is far better and uses similar ingredients. I used peas instead of beans but otherwise stuck to the recipe. Might do again but in no mad rush to do so.

chanelu's picture

It's a good recipe, quick and simple - really depends on the quality of the curry paste used though! I recommend going the extra length of getting something authentic Thai as opposed to supermarket versions.

jemjowhite's picture

Super quick and super tasty- I used chilli and coriander prawns and tilda coconut and chilli rice which only added to the pleasure. Will definitely make this one again soon.

becstick's picture

This was fantastic and oh so simple to make (I replaced the beans with frozen peas and didn't bother to defrost them), thumbs up!


Questions (1)

num0106pty's picture

Can I freeze this after cooking?

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