Saturday, March 26, 2016


Hi foodies..Here is the recipe of a quick fried rice with Prawns. As am a picky fish eater, Prawns dishes became my favorite seafood and i love to try new recipes with prawns. The secret  behind  good fried rice is the use of cold cooked rice. Always try to use the rice which is cooked and  refrigerated for the perfect texture and flavor of fried rice.  Here is my recipe for Prawns fried rice. Its very easy and of course tasty, as we all love eating fried rice at least once in a week. Lets see how to make Prawn fried rice. Enjoy!!!


Prawns                                     - 250 g, medium sized
Cooked cold rice (LEFTOVER) - 3 cups (check below for more)
Onion                                       - 1, big, finely chopped
Carrot                                      - 2, finely chopped
Beans                                       - 1 cup, chopped
Ginger garlic paste                 - 1 tsp
Pepper powder                        - 1 tsp
Soy sauce                                 - 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves
Ghee / butter


  • Marinate the cleaned prawns with half tsp chili powder, half tsp coriander powder and half tsp turmeric powder along with some salt. Fry the prawns and set aside.
  • Heat 4 tbsp ghee / butter in a pan and add the chopped onion.
  • After a while add ginger garlic paste and then add chopped beans . Cook with lid closed.
  • Cook till the beans is half done and then add chopped carrot ( add vegetables according to your taste).
  • Add required salt also.
  • Saute well and when done  add soy sauce ( you can add more or less according to your taste).
  • And add chopped coriander and pepper powder.
  • Now add the fried prawns to it and mix well.
  • Finally add  the cooked rice and spread it evenly all over the pan. Cook on medium high flame for 1 minute. 
  • Combine again, spread out and again leave on medium high flame for another one minute. Toss well on high flame for seconds and off the flame.
  • Serve this yummy fried rice with curd, pickles, condiment etc..

PREPARATION OF RICE FOR FRIED RICE (if you do not have cold cooked rice)
  • Clean and wash the rice (2 CUPS) and drain it. Keep it aside.
  • Then take a vessel and pour some ghee in it.
  • When hot add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, fennel seed  to the same vessel. Saute for a while .
  • Then  put the  rice to it and mix well.Make the flame to medium low and close the lid.
  • Fry the rice well .
  • By the time boil 33/4 cups of water( take water, approximately double of the rice) in a separate pot.
  • When the water boils, pour it over the rice. Mix well.
  • Add the lemon juice and  salt too.
  • Stir well .
  • Close the lid and cook in a low flame until all the water gets dried up.
  • When done keep the lid open and let it cool. Do not mix or stir the rice when hot. 
  • Once cooled, take a bowl, drop some rice to it, add some masala , again drop some rice, then masala and continue until fully completed.

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