Speedy prawn fried rice

Speedy prawn fried rice

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4

Perfect for a Monday night when the last thing you want to do is cook, this rice dish is both filling and healthy

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving (no soy)

  • kcal249
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre1g
  • protein14g
  • salt1.74g
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  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 1 red onion
  • 200g pack mixed vegetable medley
  • 200g pack large prawn, raw or cooked, defrosted if frozen



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

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 500g cooked, rice, use home-cooked or Tilda Rizazz basmati rice



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

  • chopped coriander and soy sauce, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large wok. Add the red onion and vegetables, then stir-fry for 2 mins until starting to wilt. Throw in the prawns, garlic and fish sauce and cook everything together for 3-4 mins until the prawns change colour and cook through. (If using cooked prawns, you just need to stir them into the rice to warm through before serving.)

  2. Scatter in the rice, then carry on cooking for 3-4 mins until the rice is piping hot. Serve scattered with coriander and pass round the soy sauce bottle for those who want it.

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19th Apr, 2011
Very tasty. Used basmati rice, left out the broccoli, used fine french beans instead and some ginger...absolutely lovely.
2nd Feb, 2011
What a simple, tasty recipe. I loved it and the second portion is waiting in the fridge for my boyfriend, if he likes it too it'll become a firm favourite!
24th Nov, 2008
Really good midweek supper, I added some ginger, sweet chilli sauce & the juice of 1 lime. We loved it & a great way to use up leftover rice.
4th Jul, 2008
This is a great, easy recipe, thanks. I altered a little by adding two cloves of crushed garlic , half a teaspoon of shredded fresh ginger, two deseeded and chopped green chillies,and the white of three small spring onions at the first ( fry onions) stage. Also, instead of adding plain rice I made some egg fried rice and added that at the rice stage. Its really tasty, has a little kick and a different texture due to the egg fried rice.
11th Jun, 2008
This is one of my wife's favourite recipes and I agree that it is excellent and very easy to cook. 5 stars as far as our family is concerned.
26th Mar, 2008
cooked this recipe on Monday for my family they really enjoyed it. Did not put the broccoli in the recipe but used other veg but still very tasty
31st Oct, 2007
great - quick, easy and tasty and very adaptable we will definitely use this recipe often!
7th Jul, 2013
I like to make this dish and put into pots to take to work. Can it be frozen after cooking if I use frozen prawns (defrosted first, obviously)?
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