One-pan prawn pilau

One-pan prawn pilau

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(101 ratings)

Ready in 25-30 mins


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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  • 2 tbsp korma curry paste (Patak's is good)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 300g basmati rice, rinsed and drained
  • 700ml chicken stock made from a cube
  • 150g pack cooked peeled prawns, defrosted if frozen



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

  • cupful frozen peas



    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



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • handful coriander leaves, chopped
  • lemon wedges, to serve



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…


  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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11th Mar, 2011
Absolutely wonderful!
2nd Feb, 2011
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.
24th Jan, 2011
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.
12th Jan, 2011
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.
11th Jan, 2011
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!
25th Nov, 2010
Tasty n easy. used red chilli flakes and used a shop bought raita which was a great accompaniment, worked really well.
16th Nov, 2010
This recipe is brilliant - we have it with a mini low-fat naan and I throw in some sugar snap peas and baby corn
12th Nov, 2010
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.
1st Nov, 2010
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
15th Oct, 2010
Very easy to make for a complete novice and very satisfying. Added some mushrooms and red peppers to suit our palatte.


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