Garlic and Sweet Chilli Prawns

    20 minutes

    A beautiful prawn dish with a slight sweet chilli tased. It is served with a decorative basmati rice mound. This is a great dish to serve to that somebody special.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 pinch sea salt, to taste
    • 360g basmati rice
    • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1 small red chilli, finely diced
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, optional
    • 500g king prawns, cooked and shelled
    • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 5 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
    • 10 prawn crackers, to serve

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and add the sea salt. Meanwhile rinse the basmati rice under cold water. Rinse for around 1 minute and then put it in the saucepan of boiling water. Boil for 5 minutes.
    2. In a large frying pan or wok over a medium heat add the oil, onion, garlic and chilli then fry for a minute then add the soy sauce; this is optional.
    3. Add the prawns and chilli powder.
    4. Whilst the prawns are heating remove the rice from the heat and drain in a colander . Add 2cm of water back in the saucepan and place the colander of rice over the saucepan. Cover the colander with foil and return to the heat for 8-10 minutes.
    5. Add the sweet chilli sauce to the prawns and stir; reduce the heat and simmer.
    6. When the rice is soft and fluffy remove some from the colander using a large spoon and add to a small domed bowl. Use the spoon to pat it down until the bowl is full. Take one serving plate and put it on top of the bowl then turn it upside down. This sandcastle style creates a small mound of rice. Of course this is optional but adds a nice touch to the dish.
    7. Place the prawns around the rice and add one single prawn on top of the rice mound for a finishing touch.
    8. Serve the dish with prawn crackers.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. I only used 1/4 teaspoon of chilli powder and also added some shredded cabbage, carrots and some spring onions.  -  14 Jun 2011


    My whole family loved this and requested that I make it again. My children range from 4 year old twin, 14 years and 16 years and they loved it.  -  14 Jun 2011


    Brilliant and tastes awesome  -  10 Jul 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)