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Curried prawns and rice

An old favourite. Vintage 1970s.

Curried prawns and rice

Course Main Course
Cuisine Australian, Chinese, Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Susan


  • 60 g  olive oil
  • 500 g  raw deveined prawns
  • 1 large onion finely sliced
  • 2 tspns garlic paste or more to taste
  • 50 g curry powder
  • 250 ml  water
  • hot cooked rice to serve
  • 2 tbsp shallots sliced diagonally
  • 1 red chili finely chopped


  1. Heat oil in large pan over high heat.
  2. Sauté onion until soft.
  3. Mix curry powder and garlic paste into water and add to sauteed onion.  Stir through.
  4. Reduce heat and  simmer, covered,  for approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. Add prawns and more water if needed, simmer for around 10 minutes or until prawns turn pink and are cooked through.
  6. Garnish with shallots and chilli 

  7. Serve immediately with hot rice.

Recipe Notes

This recipe was first published on www.15meals.comSmarter cooking for busy people.

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