Bowl of egg fried rice with prawns

Egg fried rice with prawns

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(28 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4

This delicious Asian supper is faster, healthier and cheaper than a takeaway - ready in a super-quick 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal401
  • fat7g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs61g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein27g
  • salt2.39g


  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten



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

  • 1-2 tbsp red Thai curry paste
  • 800g leftover cooked rice (275g uncooked)



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

  • 300g frozen peeled prawn, defrosted



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

  • 175g frozen sliced green bean, defrosted
  • juice 1 lime, plus extra wedges to serve



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tbsp Thai fish sauce, plus extra to serve
  • shredded cucumber, sliced red chilli and coriander leaves, to garnish (optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a large wok or frying pan on a medium heat. Pour in the egg, tilt the pan so it forms a thin omelette and cook for about 1 min until set. Tip out onto a chopping board, roll up, then slice into ribbons. Set aside.

  2. Heat the curry paste with 1 tbsp water until hot, then tip in the rice, stir to break up and toss to coat.

  3. Add the prawns and beans, and heat through. Add the lime juice and fish sauce, then stir though the egg strips. Serve the fried rice in bowls with extra lime wedges and fish sauce. Scatter with some sliced cucumber, chilli and coriander leaves, if you like.

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15th Jun, 2017
I have tried this recipe today with some changes in the ingredient and it turnout to be great. My family who taste the recipe loved it. I add sweet corn,beans,carrot and green peas, red capsicum and brown rice. I make this recipe without prawns and egg. I just loved it. ❤️ can't wait to try with prawns and eggs again. 5star
1st Dec, 2015
This was an easy and very tasty dinner, a real hit in our family! Theres a good chilli heat without it being too hot (mainly provided by the sliced chili garnish so it's easy to adjust to taste) and the lime provides a nice cooling effect without being overwhelming. Will be having this again. Very much recommended.
12th Oct, 2014
Tasty, quick and easy. Definitely would make it again!
9th Jun, 2014
Simple, straightforward, tasty and filling. Its not big or clever & not gonna knock anyones socks off, but its a great go-to dish to have in your repertoire. I used brown rice and seasoned with dark soy at the table.
1st Jun, 2014
Really quick meal the whole family can enjoy. I changed the prawns for chicken and did not add the chilli as my little boy would not have liked it. I try to prep all the ingredients the night before then it's a quick flash in the pan after work the next night. Great mid week meal.
8th Apr, 2014
Very quick, very easy and very tasty! I used frozen peas rather than beans.
20th Aug, 2013
Really nice meal. First attempt at cooking by a novice and was easy as pie (never made pie). Added a bit more chilli which gave it a nice kick! Recommend!
24th Jun, 2013
YUM! quick and delicious!
24th Apr, 2013
Absolutely delicious, easy and cheap to make. I have cooked this dish countless times and is now my flatmate's favourite meal of choice when it's my turn to cook!
29th Mar, 2013
This was a great dish, easy to make but with huge flavour


7th Jul, 2013
Can I freeze this after cooking?
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