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Prawn Rice

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Yummy spicy dish with left over rice with tangy bits of prawn, which is fast to cook and perfectly filling.


Serves: 3-4

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 4 ounces shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 green chiles
  • 1 pinch of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • cilantro (a generous amount)
  • 5 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt (to taste)


Prawn Rice is a community recipe submitted by tithi and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Rub the shrimp with lime juice and keep aside.
  • Heat 3 tablespoon of oil in the pan, slide in the chopped onions and sprinkle a bit of salt .This will soften the onions and keep them glistening white. After they turn a bit translucent add the tomato paste, pinch of turmeric and garlic and stir well. Let it cook for 5 minutes till oil starts to separate from it.
  • Now add ground cumin and pinch of sugar and stir it well. Leave to simmer for few minutes on a gentle heat.
  • Now at last add the shrimp into the tomato and spice and turn them over in the spices Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  • In another pan heat 2 tablespoon of oil and sprinkle some salt. Now add the cooked rice and stir well
  • Now pour the prawn gravy into the rice Mix them really well so that the rice is well coated with the gravy. Generously sprinkle chopped coriander Turn off the heat and cover for a minute and serve.
  • Additional Information

    The rice should be cold or else it will stick to the bottom of the pan.I I SPRINKLE SOME SALT IN THE OIL TO PREVENT THE RICE FROM STICKING.

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    • In the ingredients it calls for 2 large tomatoes, and then in the method you mention tomato paste. Which is it?

      Posted by yojo on 11th October 2019
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