Spiced rice with prawns

Spiced rice with prawns

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(55 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins - 20 mins


Serves 4

Straight-from-the-wok spicy supper with rice, prawns and bacon - ideal for Autumn evenings

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal411
  • fat14g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein25g
  • salt1.63g
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  • 200g long grain rice
  • 175g frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp oil, plus a drop extra
  • 1 onion, chopped



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  • 3 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1 tbsp tikka masala curry paste
  • 250g peeled cooked tiger prawn, thawed if frozen
  • 1 egg, beaten



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  • soy sauce, to serve
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  1. Tip the rice into a pan of boiling, salted water and simmer for 10 minutes, adding the peas for the last 3 minutes. Drain well.

  2. While the rice is cooking, heat the 2 tablespoons of oil in a large frying pan or wok. Add the onion and bacon and stir fry for 3-4 minutes, until the onion starts to turn golden and the bacon begins to cook. Stir in the curry paste and cook for a few seconds, then tip in the prawns and heat them through for a minute or so.

  3. Push the prawn mixture to one side of the pan and add the drop of oil to the other side. Pour the egg into the oil, stir until cooked like scrambled eggs, then mix into the prawns. Add the rice and peas and mix well. Serve immediately, with soy sauce for sprinkling, if you like.

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19th Mar, 2012
Why autumn?
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16th Mar, 2012
We used uncooked prawns instead and worked well. Will definitely be made often in our house as it was loved by everyone
25th Feb, 2012
This is sooo good! Mine was saltier than I would normally like, but I think it's partly because I used tandoori paste rather than tikka paste. I made a couple of edits, I increased the veggie count by adding chopped carrot and red pepper, and I used turkey bacon instead of normal bacon. Very quick, very easy and very tasty. Thank you again BBC Good Food!
3rd Feb, 2012
So cheap to make and so easy, other half absolutely loved this. Will be a definite on our weekly meal planner.
14th Jan, 2012
Great recipe, quick and tasty! I changed the curry paste to red thai curry paste and used spring onions instead, it gave a little more zing!!!
14th Jan, 2012
Great recipe, quick and tasty! I changed the curry paste to red thai curry paste and used spring onions instead, it gave a little more zing!!!
2nd Nov, 2011
I have made this a couple of times now using uncooked prawns which i have stir fried with the bacon . Quick and delicious - an ideal mid week family recipe.
25th Oct, 2011
Very quick and very good I use this recipe almost every week :-)
25th Jul, 2011
Made this for me and my boyfriend and it was delicious! When I read the recipe I was unsure of the bacon but as I had a pack open in the fridge I put it in and it was definitely the right choice. :) I used balti paste instead of masala and put 2 tbsp in as we enjoy our spices. I've never made a meal with prawns before yet I loved them and this will definitely be a regular for us now.
7th Jul, 2011
Really quick and simple to make. I adapted the recipe as I was just making it for myself and made it without the prawns because I dont like them but I still found it really tasty. It would also be good with chicken if like me you're not keen on seafood.


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