Prawn Fried Rice

Prawn Fried Rice

Published January 31, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 4
Total Time: 40 min

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 20 min


Prawns are added to the goodness of traditional Indian fried rice. This can either be accompanied by a curry or be served on its own for a full meal. In addition, it is healthier than its traditional version due to the use of olive oil instead of ghee.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: Approximately 1 cup
Calories per serving: 460
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.1g 17%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Sodium 435mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 80.0g 27%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Protein 18.3g 25%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 11/2 cups basmati rice
  • 250 g prawns, shelled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 large onions, finely sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups of water

Step by Step:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan, add the onion and fry till the onion is caramelized. Remove fried onions from the pan with a slotted spoon and keep aside.
  2. To the hot oil in the pan add the prawns and fry for about 2 minutes, until they turn rosy.
  3. Once the prawns are cooked, add the rice and the spices. Keep stirring until the rice becomes pale in color. Add just boiled water (1-1/2 cups) and the salt. Let it boil and simmer till the water is half absorbed and then cover the pan with a lid and it onto a very slow heat until the rice is cooked.
  4. Serve hot garnished with fried onions.