Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Prawn and Egg fried rice

I googled "good food and red shoes" this morning and 37,000 sites came up. I guess my blog will probably be 36,998 on that list. I've given myself a bit of credit there. I don't think I'm going to be discovered that way, so if as a reader you like the recipes then pass the blog on to your friends and at least more people can get to see it. If you try the recipes let me know what you think. You can post comments on the pages.

Today's dinner is another recipe from a Sunday paper, I collect recipes that have a quick preparation time, as although I love to cook, I don't want to spend hours slaving away on a day to day basis.  I remember when the kids were little spending far too long on fancy meals for them, for most of it to end up in the bin.  I expected a bit much of their taste buds at a young age, it's paid off now though. The meals were always appreciated by Steve, so my efforts weren't totally wasted.

This recipe may seem like it has a long list of ingredients, but the soy sauce, oil and sweet chilli sauce are good staple ingredients and will last a long time. They can be used in lots of recipes and I'll post some to include them soon.  The best thing about this recipe is Steve likes to cook it, and dinner tastes so much better when someone else has made it for you.

Preparation time 10 min, cooking time 10 min

Serves 4
400g basmati express rice
3 eggs
2 tbspn of vegetable or groundnut oil
2 red chillies,seeds removed and chopped (I think 1 is enough if doing this for children)
2 garlic cloves peeled and chopped
6 spring onions, chopped into pieces
400g raw large peeled prawns ( I used a 250g for our meal)
4 tbspn dark soy sauce
1 tsp toasted sesame seed oil
2 tbspn of sweet chilli sauce
2 large handfuls of frozen peas (make sure they are defrosted properly before use)
1 Lime ( optional)

To cook the rice follow the instructions on the express rice packet (usually in the   microwave for 2 mins)
Beat the eggs in a bowl.  Heat a large wok or frying pan and add the vegetable oil or groundnut oil, when it's hot add the chilli, garlic and spring onions and stir fry for 2 mins.  Add the raw prawns and cook until pink. Remove all the ingredients from the wok into a bowl.   Add the heated rice followed by the egg into the wok.  Stir until the rice is coated with the cooked egg.  Add the prawns and chilli mix back into the pan with the rice, then add the soy sauce, sesame oil, sweet chilli sauce and the peas.  Mix together well and then serve. Serve with lime and torn coriander if you like.


  1. Good idea Jane ! Will we get a good liver recepie? You could always get Steve to contribute with his fantastic pate recepie