King Prawns And Herbs Fried Rice

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King prawns and herbs fried rice

King prawns and herbs fried rice

Fried rice is such a comfort food. I’m sure everyone likes it. It’s really a meal on a plate. I was very surprised when I came to Scotland and found that restaurants even sell egg fried rice…only with eggs! That shows how popular fried rice is in this part of the world. To me, I don’t think it’s any worth the money paid. Cooked at home, you enjoy all the good quality ingredients, eat your heart’s out and save a lot of money. I think my plate of fried rice will have to cost at least £15 here with so many king prawns, herbs and other good quality ingredients used. I have eaten a very simple country fried rice that cost about £8.20! There were very few ingredients in it. Home cooked food is still the best!

I am a great prawns or shrimps lover. You can find a lot of prawn recipes in my Recipes section. I love it cooked in all ways. When I saw a fried rice dish at Kathleen’s blog yesterday, RedKathy at Are You Hungry, I knew I had to cook it. There were so many prawns there. It just looked too good to pass. Talk about being impulsive, I can be a very impulsive shopper, cook and eater! I had to cook it for dinner which was just about 1 hour to go. By the way, Kathleen is a very friendly food blogger and has many wonderful dishes on her blog. Do visit her blog and leave comments in the comment box. You’ll make her day.

Cooked king prawns

Cooked king prawns

There are always prawns in my fridge or freezer. I was so happy that there was a big packet of ready cooked king prawns. That’s it….my secret ingredients. Then I love herbs, too….always some in the fridge. I love the smell of coriander, mint and basil. My family really loves my all herbs soup rice, Healthy Thunder Tea Rice (Lei Cha). We eat that at least once a week. It’s a very healthy rice meal.

Well, I’m sure king prawns and herbs fried rice will be a great meal on a cold winter day. The herbs give this fried rice a lovely aroma. If you don’t like herbs, then you won’t like this fried rice. You can substitute it with thinly sliced green beans or peas.

Fried onion oil

Fried onion oil

I also love to use fried shallots and it’s oil. It gives a lovely fragrance to any dish. For quicker cooking, I used the dried onions that I bought from Costco. It works like miracle…so easy to use. Just add some oil (I always use olive oil) and the dried onions to the pan together. Turn on the heat, low to medium heat, and keep stirring. It browns very fast. When it turns light brown, pour it into a heat proof container. It will continue to brown. But should it turn a little too brown, just add some cold oil to it. I love to sprinkle it on soup or salad.

Here is my King Prawns And Herbs Fried Rice recipe. It’s very simple, easy and quick to cook. This is enough for 3-4 persons.

Ingredients A
1 & 1/2 C rice (washed and cooked)
400g cooked king prawns
1 long red sweet pepper (or chillies)
1 bunch of coriander (washed and chopped)
1 bunch of mint (washed and chopped)
3 eggs (beaten to make omelette)

Ingredients B (seasoning)
fried shallot oil
light soya sauce
sea salt
pepper powder

fry the rice first

fry the rice first

Cook the rice first. I actually prefer to use rice that has just been cooked which is hot as opposed to using left over cold rice. I find it easier and quicker to cook. Add the fried onion oil and seasoning and fry until fragrant. Adjust the seasonings. I used more sea salt and little light soya sauce because I don’t want the rice to look dark. This is really individual preference. We like it more peppery so I added quite a lot of pepper powder.

I don’t use rice cooker to cook rice. It’s very easy to cook rice in a pot over fire. I can cook the other dishes while taking care of the rice. Time it well and everything will be cooked all at the same time and you can enjoy a hot meal. To learn how to cook rice in a pot over fire, click on How To Cook Rice In A Pot. This method of using finger is good when you cook Thai jasmine rice which is my favourite rice. If you use brown rice which absorbs more water, you have to add more water.

Add other ingredients

Add other ingredients

Add all the rest of the other ingredients to the rice.

Mix up the fried rice

Mix up the fried rice

Mix everything up. I like to work with 2 spatulas. It makes stirring easier. This should be fast. Dish up and enjoy. You can eat this with other dishes if you like. We had it with fried green beans and sticky pork ribs. What a wonderful dinner!

Other fried rice recipes that you may be interested in:
Delicious Spam Fried Rice
Special Fried Rice (cooked by daughter)
Malaysian Country Fried Rice
Fried Rice (cooked by daughter)
Delicious Fried Rice Parcel

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kristy  on January 26th, 2011

Holly mo! Super love those big prawns! The gigantic prawns are so so expensive during this festive season. I went to check out the wet market a few days back, they said they’re all gone…already booked by the restaurants! Maybe I should get the salmon instead. Thanks for sharing your rice dish & hope you’re enjoying your day too!
Cheers, Kristy

j3ss kitch3n  on January 26th, 2011

oh this look seriously delicious Mary! i would like to have a plate of this right now!

Ginny Hartzler  on January 26th, 2011

What a lovely recipe, and very good pictures! my husband loves shrimp. I see that bottle of onions is Kirkland brand. do you have costcos there?

Priya  on January 26th, 2011

Fried rice makes me hungry..

lequan  on January 26th, 2011

do i even have to say that i love this dish? like you, i always have prawns or shrimp in my freezer. i love prawns cooked ANY way, even just quickly boiled in water and eaten plain. this sounds delicious with the fried onions. my Grandma used to add that to my noodle soup dishes and it made such a difference. sometimes it’s the small things that really finish a dish. i’ll have to look for that in Costco, love that store! thanks again for sharing, Mary.

Mary  on January 26th, 2011

@kristy - Yes, these king prawns are very tender and delicious…makes a good dish, cooked anyway. Best of all, it’s ready cooked. My gosh…no more prawns? That’s sad. Ya, I think salmon is a good alternative….healthier, too :D Hope you have a great day.

@j3ss kitch3n - Come and I will cook you a lot…more prawns :D

@Ginny Hartzler - Thanks very much, Ginny! Yes, we have a big Costco here. I love giong there…lots to see and buy. I love trying out the food samples that they always serve :D

@Priya - Time to cook :D

@lequan - If we ever cook and eat together, I think every dish will have prawns…haha. Yes, I like to put the fried onions to every dish if I can. I just love the flavour. Lovely to know you like Costco, too…a nice place to hang out…haha :D

Catherine  on January 26th, 2011

I’m scared of king prawns, but the rice looks fabulous! You’re right, it is just so expensive these days to get takeaways; I paid £8.00 for a chow mein last night when the (old) menu said it was £4.50! I have a craving for rice now, I must try!

Cheah  on January 26th, 2011

I always say ‘Yes’ to good old fried rice, Mary!

somewhere in singapore  on January 26th, 2011

I like the prawns!!!

claudia lamascolo/aka pegasuslegend  on January 26th, 2011

Thanks for the well wishes and so glad to see you cooking with prawns that lit me up love your recipes! their the best with shrimps!

Dongxing  on January 26th, 2011

Mary, big prawns and fried onions in fried rice - my kind of fast food when I have no time to cook a proper hot meal for my kids. Like you, my freezer is always well stocked with frozen prawns, and we always have eggs in the pantry. My kids are not keen on those fresh herbs, so they get to sprinkle fried onions (except I cook mine in the microwave, he he he) liberally on their own portions, and sometimes, they might even get some fried anchovies too for garnishing.

Belinda @zomppa  on January 26th, 2011

What a comfort food! Love the shallots, especially.

divya  on January 26th, 2011

This sound fabulous! very beautifully done too!

redkathy  on January 26th, 2011

Thank you for the mention Mary. Your shrimp looks absolutely scrumptious! The mint is an interesting addition I will have to try. Thanks again.

TasteHongKong  on January 26th, 2011

Your addition of dried onion intrigues me.

lena  on January 26th, 2011

fried rice ia always comforting, i usually put in small prawns but i like the ones that fry with salted fish.

Aipi  on January 26th, 2011

that food looks amazing! It has made me HUNGRY..craving for some fried rice now :)

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teresa  on January 26th, 2011

oh so yummy! i love shrimp~

anncoo  on January 26th, 2011

WOW! Looking at those prawns make me hungry. Your fried rice looks super delicious with all the ingredients in it. :)

peteformation  on January 26th, 2011

Yummy and succulent king prawns….sure is good with rice

Yummy Team  on January 26th, 2011

Really tempting prawn and herb rice..Mouth-watering pictures, Mary..

Mary  on January 26th, 2011

You probably already know that I love fried rice. I know I love yours and will add to my recipe collection. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

Katerina  on January 26th, 2011

Mary this looks delicious. Nothing can beat the home made meal, I totally agree. This rice with prawns makes me drool.

Ananda Rajashekar  on January 26th, 2011

i love fried rice in any form Mary…this is top of world beautiful and delicious :)

Drick  on January 26th, 2011

I like both of the recipes, yours and Kathy’s, but the most important thing is the shrimp, right?…. like your seasoned oil too

Mary  on January 26th, 2011

@Catherine - Oh, wonder why you are frightened of king prawns. They are very tender and delicious. Oh wow….that’s almost 100% increase in price! I think it’s ridiculous. I think you can make better ones at home. Now I think you can try this one and save a lot of money…more delicious, too :D

@Cheah - Me, too. It’s so comforting to eat a plate :D

@somewhere in singapore - We are in the same boat! :D

@claudia lamascolo/aka pegasuslegend - You are most welcome, Claudia! Thanks very much for your lovely complements :D Please take care.

@Dongxing - I think we mothers know how to get ourselves around when time is short :D It’s amazing how you train your kids to eat healthy and Asian food while they are young. They will be so thankful to you when they grow up.

@Belinda @zomppa - Thanks very much, Belinda! :D

@divya - Thanks very much, Divya! :D

@redkathy - You are most welcome, Kathy! Thanks very much for that moment of inspiration that I needed to cook this lovely dish :D

@TasteHongKong - It’s really good. Maybe you can give a try. I love it in almost every dish :D

@lena - Oh yes, I like fried rice with salted fish, too. I have to cook that next time…yum :D

@Aipi - Thanks very much, Aipi! Time to cook :D

@teresa - We share the same favourite :D

@anncoo - Thanks very much, Ann! You should see my plate of fried rice….lots of prawns :D

@peteformation - Yes, it is really good. I ate so many prawns :D

@Yummy Team - Thanks very much! :D

@Mary - Thanks very much, Mary! Have fun cooking. Hope you have a wonderful day :D

@Katerina - Thanks very much, Katerina! :D

@Ananda Rajashekar - Thanks very much, Ananda! I’ll cook more fried rice next time :D

@Drick - You know my favourite too well, Drick! :D The prawns were so good that I think I ate other’s share :P

swathi  on January 26th, 2011

this fried rice looks delicious. I have to make some fried rice now.

Faith  on January 26th, 2011

This looks like a super tasty meal, Mary! Such a great tip about the dried onions…thanks for sharing that!

theUngourmet  on January 26th, 2011

This looks fantastic! I’d love to try the fried onion oil!

Tiffany  on January 26th, 2011

Herbs fried rice sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

thatssoron  on January 26th, 2011

wow looks great!

Mary  on January 27th, 2011

@swathi - Thanks very much, Swathi! Have fun cooking :D

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! :D

@theUngourmet - Thanks very much. Hope you like the fried onions and the onion oil in your cooking :D

@Tiffany - Thanks very much, Tiffany :D

@thatssoron - Thanks very much! :D

Tastes of Home (Jen)  on January 27th, 2011

I love fried rice and I love herbs plus prawns hehe so I’m sure I will love your fried rice :D I totally agree that fried rice is universally popular.

Jeannie  on January 27th, 2011

I love this fried rice of yours Mary… many prawns! Yummmyy!

Sushma Mallya  on January 27th, 2011

looks delicious..

kitchen flavours  on January 27th, 2011

Fried rice is always welcome in my house, anytime! Everyone’s favourite! Yours looks wonderful with the prawns and herbs. I agree with you, homecooked fried rice are always the best, without any MSG! The ones from the restaurants over here are laden with MSG in every mouthful!

Quay Po Cooks  on January 27th, 2011

Rice and prawn and herbs!!! This recipe go straight into my “recipes to do” folder. Thanks!

Cristina @ TeenieCakes  on January 27th, 2011

Mary: We luv fried rice, adding chicken and egg, veggies. Hubbs will luv this using prawns. Thanks for the tip on those onions at Costco, I’m going to look for them today. :)

Joanne  on January 27th, 2011

I love how adaptable fried rice is, and you mixed in some delicious ingredients here!

Victor @ Random Cuisine  on January 27th, 2011

The ultimate use of leftover rice for Asian. I love to combine shrimp, pineapple and curry. That’s my thing.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets  on January 27th, 2011

I love fried rice but don’t usually add any herbs except for scallions if they count. Love these herbs which must make it taste so refreshing!

5 Star Foodie  on January 27th, 2011

The fried rice sounds so flavorful with the herbs, and just delicious with king prawns!

pigpigscorner  on January 27th, 2011

I cook fried rice at least once a week! So simple and yummY!

suituapui  on January 27th, 2011

Yum…yum! With prawns, no need for so many ingredients already… Nice enough, but I guess they make it even nicer.

Carolyn Jung  on January 27th, 2011

I just made a big batch of fried rice last night, too. Instead of shrimp, I used Chinese sausage, plus egg, broccoli, garlic and green onions.

Cathy at Wives with Knives  on January 27th, 2011

You have made fried rice into a very special dish. I love it with shrimip. Your version is better than any I would find in a restaurant.

Crustabakes  on January 28th, 2011

Totally agreeing with you on fried rice being comfort food. I guess we asians are just so accustomed to eating it growing up!

Susan  on January 28th, 2011

oh my goodness that looks sooooooo good!!! That is so unfair!!! You shall have to come back and cook that for me! :D

Lisa  on January 28th, 2011

I love your fried rice. So many great tasting ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

Raymund  on January 29th, 2011

Anything with seafood will be a champion for me. That rice looks so yummy!

Tasty Trix  on January 29th, 2011

I am a huge lover of prawns and shrimps as well - I have just got to get some of that oil!!

Munatycooking  on January 30th, 2011

Hi Mary, and thanks for visiting my blog. I couldn’t take my eyes off your dishes, you are doing a real great job. All the best :)

Kristi Rimkus  on January 30th, 2011

I so agree with you. Fried rice is a meal on a plate, and so delicious. It’s like the flavors of all the ingredients just meld together until they are incredibly delicious. I’ve not seen shallot oil. I’ll have to hunt that down.


Kitchen Butterfly  on February 4th, 2011

Mary I love the rice with the onions - lovely flavours and who could resist a delicious serving of prawns/shrimp - not me! Enjoy your weekend.

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