QUICK AND EASY PRAWN FRIED RICE
I was going out last night (to see Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake in the Bord Gais Theatre – excellent!!!) so needed to prepare a very quick and easy dinner. I had left over cooked rice in the fridge from the previous nights Stuffed Peppers, so I used that to make Fried Rice.
Whilst overall I am not a fan of using pre packaged food, sometimes it does make preparing a dish very quick and easy. The most important thing if using pre packaged food is to check the label and make sure you know what is in it and are happy to eat that!!! To make this Fried Rice I used packets of Marks and Spencers cooked Prawns in Garlic and Parsley. The whole dish took me 10 minutes from start to finish.
- Cold cooked rice – I used Basmati and Wild Rice
- 2 small onions – finely diced
- 3 sticks of Celery – finely sliced
- 2 small Orange Peppers – finely chopped
- 1 bunch of Spring Onions – finely sliced
- 1/2 tin of Water Chestnuts – finely sliced (these give a nice crunch but you don’t have to add them)
- 1 head of Broccoli – cut into small florets
- 3 packets of Prawns in Garlic and Parsley
- 2 tablespoons of Sweet Chilli Sauce
- 2 tablespoons of Sriracha Sauce (more if you like it spicy)
- 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil
In a large deep sided frypan, heat the Coconut Oil.
Add the Onion and Celery and cook until the Onion is transparent.
Add the Peppers, Water Chestnuts and Broccoli and stir fry for a few minutes – the broccoli will turn a lovely bright green.
Add the cooked Rice and stir fry – at this point I turned the heat up a little bit to fry the rice.
Add the Sweet Chilli Sauce and the Sriracha Sauce and stir around.
Add the Prawns (and the garlic and parsley juices in the packet) and the Spring Onions and mix through.
Leave on the heat for a few minutes until the prawns are heated through, but don’t over cook as they are already cooked and they will go rubbery.
Serve and Enjoy!!!