Egg fried rice with prawns & peas

Egg fried rice with prawns & peas

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(38 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Make your own takeaway favourite with this Chinese-style rice one pot flavoured with soy and chilli

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable if prawns not previously frozen

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal416
  • fat10g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs56g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein28g
  • salt2.06g


  • 250g basmati rice
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and shredded
  • 2 eggs, beaten



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

  • 200g frozen pea
  • 1 bunch spring onions, finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 285g pack cooked small prawns



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

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce, plus extra for serving, if you like
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…


  1. Put the rice in a saucepan with 600ml water. Bring to boil, cover, then simmer for 10 mins or until almost all the water has gone. Leave off the heat, covered, for 5 mins more.

  2. Heat the oil in wok or large frying pan. Add the garlic and chilli, then cook for 10 secs – making sure not to let it burn. Throw in the cooked rice, stir fry for 1 min, then push to the side of the pan. Pour the eggs into the empty side of the pan, then scramble them, stirring. Once just set, stir the peas and spring onions into the rice and egg, then cook for 2 mins until the peas are tender. Add the prawns and soy sauce, heat through, then serve with extra soy sauce on the side, if you like.

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14th Aug, 2018
Better than average, hence the 3 stars. I just felt it was missing something. I didn't use salt or pepper because it didn't say to (I'm pedantic with recipes). May have been better without the prawns. Not sure if the soy sauce did much for it either. I used dried chillies because I couldn't get hold of fresh ones.
24th Nov, 2016
This might appear to be a bit bland but honestly it's really, really tasty!
7th Sep, 2015
Was amazed that such a simple recipe could be so delicious. Made with brown rice and added sweet corn, thinly sliced mushroom and some ham hock that needed using up, the results were delicious. Will definitely make again!
25th Jul, 2015
Amazing recipe, only decided to make it as I didn't have much in the house. Really easy to follow, fresher, and honestly much tastier than my local chinese takeaway
28th Jun, 2014
Delicious side dish to accompany the crispy chilli ceef recipe from Good Food. I cooled the rice down before frying as I found the rice went a bit mushy when I made it before.
22nd May, 2014
Delicious! I added ginger with the chilli and garlic and chopped up coriander with the spring onions & peas. Defiently be making again
26th May, 2013
Very nice low fat recipe will try next time without the prawns and use as a side portion to a main meal
2nd Oct, 2012
The easiest and best tasting fried rice i've ever made, loads better than take away. Used garlic and ginger paste and fried that with the chilli, added sweetcorn with the peas and a chopped yellow pepper. Definitely be making again :)
25th Aug, 2012
Disappointed with this recipie. Being a fan of fried rice, I thought that I would try out this recipie but it's really not very nice and I wouldn't advise wasting your time and effort on it.. :(
17th Jul, 2012
A good quick supper, I added some ginger and broccoli. I also cooked my rice off first and refreshed it after reading the other comments and added the peas and broc before cooking the eggs. Would do again if stuck.


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