Thai fried rice with Prawns- Cook this simple dish in 20 mins

thai fried rice with prawns
Thai fried rice with prawns, see the lemon slice at the edge
I recently saw this delicious , tasty and yummy-looking dish on my friend's (Ribake) facebook page, I couldnt help asking for the recipe especially as she claims the dish is simple to make and not time consuming.
Am sure all you food lovers would love this.
This is a simple Thai fried rice with prawns dish, Ribake cooked this in about 20 minutes including time for chopping vegetables, parboiling the rice and cooking the dish.

Fried Rice with Shrimp (You can use prawns instead as seen in the pics )
2 cups of parboiled rice
5 - 10 shrimps , head peeled, but tail on
2 medium size onions
1 leaf of broccoli (or any crisp green leafy vegetable)
2 cloves garlic
Green pepper
1 egg
Cube Seasoning (Maggi or Knorr)
½ tablespoon soy sauce
½ tablespoon oyster sauce
Pinch of sugar (optional)
1 tablespoon of oil for frying
Prik Nam Pla (Chilies in Fish Sauce )
5 Thai chilies
3 tablespoons of fish sauce
½ of a lime

Fried Rice
Fried rice
The rice on fire
  • Devein the shrimps or prawns (anyway you use is okay) or just use like that but peel the head
  • Peel 2 cloves of garlic, and then just finely mince them
  • Slice ¼ of a sweet white onion into medium sized strips
  • Slice the onions garlic into thin strips
  • Finely Chop the onions
  • Take just 1 leaf of broccoli , slice it in half first along the spine, and then slice it into 1 centimeter sized strips
  • Turn on your stove to medium high, heat up your wok (or frying pan), and add about 1 tablespoon of oil
  • Once your oil is hot, add the garlic first, and stir fry continuously for about 15 seconds or so, until it gets nice and fragrant
  • Next, toss in your shrimp, and fry for about 30 seconds - your shrimp should start to turn pink and feel more firm
  • Add in a little less than ½ of your rice first. This is going to soak up all those delicious shrimp juices and oils and keep your rice nice and dry. Stir fry for about 10 more seconds - This is a little known trick to make good rice, so it remains nice and dry
  • Scoot all your rice to one side of the pan, and then crack in the egg into the empty side
  • Whirl the egg up, let it cook for a few seconds, and then start to mix it up with the rice and shrimp
  • Keep stir frying for about 20 seconds until the egg is fully cooked, and then add in the rest of your rice, and give it a quick stir
  • Add ½ tablespoon of soy sauce, ½ tablespoon of oyster sauce, just a pinch of sugar (optional), and continue stir frying your rice, making sure all the sauce get mixed in
  • Then add your chopped broccoli and onions, and stir fry for another 30 seconds until the vegetables wilt, but they can still be crisp and not fully cooked
  • Lastly, toss in your onions, stir it a few more seconds, and it’s ready
  • Immediately dish your fried rice onto a plate
  • Slice off a wedge of lime, and serve it on the plate next to the rice
  • For the final touch, I like to sprinkle some freshly ground black pepper on top to give some extra flavor
Prik Nam Pla (Chilies in Fish Sauce)
Add 3 tablespoons of fish sauce to a small bowl
Slice about 5 chilies (you can add more or less, up to you), and add them to the fish sauce
Finally, you can add a little squeeze of about ½ of a lime

Prawn rice

Original recipe courtesy of Mark Wiens (
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