Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
Most of this recipe can be prepared ahead of time, so when you want to serve dinner you've only got a few minutes of easy cooking that will result in an impressive oriental meal.
- 150 g basmati rice
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 bunch spring onion
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon chopped coriander
- 9 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Tabasco sauce, to taste
- 200 g extra-large tiger shrimp
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and extra for seasoning
- 1 tablespoon dry sherry
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 100 g fresh breadcrumbs
- 100 g frozen peas
- Start by washing the rice until the water runs clear.
- Then bring to a boil with 300ml of water.
- Heat until the water is simmering gently, cover the pan and cook for 10 minutes without removing the lid.
- All the water should be absorbed and the grains separate.
- Meanwhile, trim the spring onions.
- Chop the white area and thinly slice the green stalks.
- Keep them in separate piles.
- Beat two eggs with 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil, a few drops of Tabasco and half the coriander leaves.
- Prepare the prawns by removing the shells and de-heading if necessary.
- Stretch out each prawn and run a sharp knife down its back, cutting two-thirds of the way through.
- Mix together the soy sauce, sherry and cornflour and marinate the prawns in the mixture for five minutes.
- Get two bowls, beating the remaining egg in one and placing the breadcrumbs in the other.
- Dip one prawn at a time in the egg and then cover with breadcrumbs, shaking off the excess.
- Arrange the prawns on a plate as you go and chill in the fridge until you are ready to start cooking.
- Cook the rice first by heating up a wok until it is very hot.
- Swirl 2 1/2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in it.
- Add the garlic and white onion and cook briefly.
- Stir in the rice, tossing to mix, then add the peas and egg mixture.
- Stir vigorously to mix it through the rice.
- Add the remaining green spring onion and coriander.
- Toss and tip into two bowls, seasoned to taste with soy sauce Wipe out the wok.
- Return to the heat and add the rest of the oil to make a deep puddle.
- Cook six prawns at a time in very hot oil for about a minute.
- When the tails turn pink, the breadcrumbs are golden and the prawns have started to butterfly, they're done.
- Drain on kitchen paper and serve the prawns on top of the rice with a drizzling of your favourite sweet chilli sauce.
I've only made it two times , but it was amazing. We all really like asian food, so this was great. Thankyou!