Coconut rice & prawn salad

Coconut rice & prawn salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Make a salad really summery

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal293
  • fat6g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre1g
  • protein17g
  • salt2.16g
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  • 200g basmati rice
  • 200ml reduced-fat coconut milk
    Coconut milk in a glass, with half a coconut

    Coconut milk

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    Coconut milk is not the slightly opaque liquid that flows from a freshly opened coconut –…

  • zest and juice 2 limes



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 4 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 200g bag frozen, cooked large prawns, defrosted



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

  • ½ cucumber, halved and sliced diagonally
  • handful coriander leaves, chopped
  • 100g pack sugar snap pea, halved lengthways


  1. Tip the rice into a saucepan with the coconut milk and enough cold water to cover by a finger-nail’s depth. Bring to the boil, then cook over a medium heat for 10 mins or until the liquid has gone. Stir, cover, take off heat and leave for 5 mins until fluffy. Spread over a dinner plate to cool quickly.

  2. Meanwhile, make a dressing by stirring together the lime zest and juice and sweet chilli sauce. Stir prawns into the dressing and set aside while the rice finishes cooling.

  3. Fluff up the rice with a fork, then toss with the cucumber, coriander leaves and sugar snap peas. Serve in bowls, scattered with prawns and dressing.

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Jenjeni's picture
4th Mar, 2019
Really tasty, fresh and delicate but complex. I put 2 handfuls of fresh coriander in and put 3 cardamon pods seeds in the rice while it was cooking. Absolutely delicious, family all loved it.
30th Jun, 2015
Deliciously simple and tasty. Think may be more suitable for just 3 adults though if it is a main course rather than light lunch
3rd Jul, 2008
Mmmm..... a lovely light meal for a hot summer's day!
26th Feb, 2008
Absolutely delicious, wouldn't change a thing with the recipe and cannot wait for the summer evenings to come around again in order to enjoy this in the garden with friends and a glass of wine!
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