Prawn Fried Rice

Fried Rice is Magic to me.

It’s the perfect solution for many things….for leftover rice, to transform a simple rice dish into a special one, a great dish which could be made in 20 mins or less…..another reason is hubby loves this. He would be so happy for the entire day…!!! And who doesn’t know that advantages of having a husband around……????

I have given minute details that would go into making this dish…..otherwise it wouldn’t be so long. Believe me its an easy process. The main thing in this is all the ingredients need to be prepared before the pan is heated, because you would really want everything ready. Remember the veggies should retain their crunchiness and still not be raw. Thats one thing that would make this simple fried rice a great dish.

Happy Eating….!!!!


prawn fried rice



Preparation time : 10 min
Cooking time : 10 min
Serve With : By itself
Serves : 2


What :

  •       2.5 cups Cooked Rice
  •       150 gm Prawns
  •       3 Eggs
  •       5 Baby corns
  •       Spring Onions
  •       5-6 Garlic Cloves
  •       1/2 cup Peas
  •       2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  •       2 Green Chillies
  •       1 tsp Pepper
  •       Sesame Oil

……for the marinade

  •       2 tsp Soy Sauce
  •       1 tbsp Cornflour
  •       Pepper Powder
  •       1 tbsp beaten Egg


How :

             In a bowl break the eggs, add a tsp of sesame oil and beat well till they blend.

            Clean and devein the prawns. In a bowl put the prawns and items to marinate and leave aside for 15 mins.

             Mince the garlic cloves and Green chillies. Cut the white parts of the spring onion. Chop the  Babycorn and green parts of Spring onions into 1 inch pieces.

             Heat a wok or skillet….pour a  tsp of oil…swirl it making sure the oil is spread well all over. Pour half of the egg mixture. Give it a nice swirl….spreading it into a thin omelette, as possible. Wait for few seconds….allowing it to cook properly before flipping it onto a chopping board. Pour in the remaining egg mixture and scramble it and keep it aside.

             Meanwhile on a chopping board put the omelette….roll it up tightly and cut them into slim rolls, starting from one end to another. Now with your hands loosen then up roughly……there you have your omelette strips.

             In the same pan….add a tsp of oil and put the prawn mixture and cook them till 80% done. Do not cook till rubbery.  Remove the prawns onto a plate.

             Now in the pan, pour some oil, add in the chopped garlics, green chillies let them brown for a minute or so. Add the whites of the spring onion, babycorn, and peas. Cook for a minute. Add in the scrambled eggs, prawns, cooked rice, half of the omelette strips, soy sauce pepper powder, chilli flakes and give a nice mix.

              Add in the chopped spring onions salt. Give a mix. Taste and adjust the seasonings.

              Before serving top with the remaining half of the egg-omelette-strips and serve hot.



Notes and Tips :

**      If there is time constraint then you can skip the marination and omelette part. Cook the prawns directly and scramble the eggs.

**       Not completely cooking the prawns (in the 1st stage) will result in rightly cooked succulent prawns in the end…as they will be cooked to doneness when added in the final stage into the wok.

**       You can add chicken, carrots, bell peppers, broccoli etc.

**       This is not my standard recipe……..I will change the ingredients and their measurement as my mood. well thats the beauty of fried rice.

**        Pre cooked rice is preferable.

**        If you want a darker shade go for dark soy sauce.





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