One of my favorite things to cook is easily a bowl of fried rice. This is comfort food in its most perfect form. I keep trying out variations of different fried rice recipes but this prawn fried recipe is one of my favorites. It is probably one of the easiest and simplest prawn fried recipes you can possibly find out there and I really hope you enjoy mine.

Ingredients (Serves 1)

Prawns Marination:
100g jumbo prawns, fully cleaned (4-5 pieces)
3 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon paprika/red chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon basil (I like adding extra flavor to it)

Combine all the ingredients and put it in the fridge for a couple of hours (2-3 hours)

Fried Rice:

1/2 cup of rice
1 teaspoon butter
2-3 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 stick of green onion/spring onion (chopped)
A little chopped ginger
1 green chili (chopped)
1 egg (properly whisked, for the omelette to be added)
1/4 teaspoon oyster sauce
1/4 teaspoon dark soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon red chili garlic sauce

Method

1. Take your 1/2 cup of rice and boil it in water for around 10-15 mins (keep checking in the middle)
2. Once rice is boiled, drain the water, set it aside to cool a little
3. Take your prawns out of the fridge, chop them into tiny pieces. Then put some butter on your pan, and cook the prawns for about 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to overcook them. Once cooked, turn off the gas and put it aside. Don’t throw away the juices that were extracted.
4. For the omelette, heat another pan with a little oil and get the pan hot enough so that the moment you put the whisked egg in it, it starts to crackle and fry a bit. Move the pan around so that egg mixture covers the whole pan. Once the bottom of the omelette has been cooked, fold the omelette and keep flipping the sides to get it nicely fluffy and golden. Once done, put it aside and chop into big pieces to be added to the fried rice.
5. Now for the rice, heat another pan/wok with butter, add your chopped green onions (leave some for garnish). Cook for a minute or two and add your chopped garlic to it. Cook on medium heat.
6. After the onions and garlic have cooked a little, add your chopped ginger and green chili and let it cook for a minute. You will know from the smell when it’s good to add the rice.
7. Now add your boiled rice to the same pan, add your salt, pepper, soy sauce, oyster sauce and red chili garlic sauce. Keep stirring around properly to get everything evenly coated. Cook for about a minute
8. Next, add your chopped omelette pieces to the rice and stir around.
9. Now in the end add your prawns and cook on high for about a minute, so that the rice is a little crispy.
10. Take off the stove, put it on a plate and garnish with the leftover green onions.