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Prawn Fried Rice Recipe

Recipe for Prawn Fried Rice. Easy and simple recipe for prawn fried rice. Recipe with step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x



For cooking the prawns

  • 1 teaspoon peanut oil
  • 200 grams prawns (small or medium)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For scrambling the eggs

  • 1/2 teaspoon peanut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Other ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 inch piece ginger, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
  • 1 teaspoon salt (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup cooked fresh green peas
  • 2 sprigs spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs coriander leaves, finely chopped


  1. Wash and soak the basmati rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain the water. Add 1.5 cups of water to every cup of rice used. Add half a teaspoon of salt. Cook in a pressure cooker, medium flame – for exactly 2 whistles. Switch off the flame and allow it to rest for 15 minutes. The pressure will release on its own during that time. After 15 minutes, open the cooker and fluff up the rice. Immediately, transfer the rice to 2-3 plates to cool it down completely. The rice needs to be completely cool before you start cooking the fried rice.
  2. Marinate the prawns in soy sauce and black pepper powder for 10 minutes. Heat oil in a pan and add in the prawns and cook the prawns for 3-4 minutes. Remove the cooked prawns to a pan and set aside.
  3. In the same pan scramble a couple of eggs. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Set aside on a plate to cool.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and add in the finely chopped ginger and garlic. Saute for a minute. Add in the finely chopped onions and capsicum. Add in the remaining salt and sauté till the onions are soft. Add in the soy sauce and half a teaspoon of sugar. Saute for a couple of minutes more.
  5. Add in the cooked prawns, scrambled eggs and the cooked rice. I also add cooked green peas as I like the flavour of peas in fried rice. Add in the finely chopped spring onions and coriander leaves.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Keywords: prawn fried rice

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