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Prawn nasi goreng recipe

Prawn nasi goreng recipe

3 ratings

Prawns are the star of the show in this Indonesian fried rice fakeaway recipe, it comes topped with a fried egg and served with quick-pickled veggies. Shop-bought rice saves time but you can use home-cooked rice if you prefer. See method

  • Serves 4
  • Takes 30 mins
  • 482 calories / serving
  • Dairy-free


  • 200g fine beans, cut into 3cm pieces
  • ¼ cucumber, finely sliced
  • 100g radishes, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 4 shallots, finely sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 20g fresh ginger, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 15g fresh coriander, stalks finely sliced and leaves picked
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 150g cooked and peeled king prawns
  • 2 x 250g packs wholegrain rice
  • 3 tbsp sweet soy sauce
  • 4 large eggs
  • 150g baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges, to serve
  • prawn crackers, to serve
If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    20g 29%
  • Saturates

    5g 23%
  • Sugars

    8g 9%
  • Salt

    2.5g 41%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 47.7g Protein 24.3g Fibre 6g


  1. Place a saucepan of boiling water over a high heat and blanch the beans for 3 mins. Drain and run the beans under cold water.
  2. Put the cucumber and radish in a bowl with the rice vinegar. Massage together with your hands. Put to one side.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan or wok over a medium heat, fry the shallots for 4 mins, stirring regularly, until golden. Add the garlic, ginger, chilli and coriander stalks and fry for another 2 mins, until softened. Add the turmeric, drained beans and prawns and fry for 2mins. Add the rice and sweet soy sauce and cook until the rice is piping hot, stirring regularly.
  4. Meanwhile, heat another 2 tbsp oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Crack in the eggs and fry for 2 mins until crispy but still with a runny yolk.
  5. Finally, stir the spinach and coriander leaves through the rice.
  6. Divide the nasi goreng between the plates. Top with a fried egg, serve with the quick-pickled radish and cucumber, a wedge of lime and a handful of prawn crackers.

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