One-pan prawn pilau

One-pan prawn pilau

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(84 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

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  • 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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burtk64
27th Jan, 2012
5.05
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
22nd Dec, 2011
5.05
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
7th Dec, 2011
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
29th Nov, 2011
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
18th Nov, 2011
5.05
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.
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katycooks
20th Oct, 2011
4.05
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!)
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jul34es
12th Sep, 2011
5.05
made this tonight for tea it had plenty of flavour and easy to do.
gingermen
3rd Sep, 2011
5.05
easy to make and tastes fantastic. Two thumbs up
titchywitch
29th Jul, 2011
Easy and delicious. As said previously left the fresh chilli until after I had served the kids, and they loved it.
julietulip
11th Jul, 2011
5.05
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!!!!

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