Prawn Fried Rice

Rice, Seafood January 14th, 2008

prawn fried rice

It is mind boggling the variety of fried rice dishes out there. With rice as the main actor, it is left to the imagination of the chef to add the supporting acts to create a fried rice dish. One of my favourite fried rice dish is the Prawn Fried Rice. The prawns give the fried rice a nice seafood flavour and comes with a natural sweetness which cannot be substituted with the use of any form of seasoning.

For this fried rice dish, it is important to use the freshest prawns you can get for otherwise, you will get a “fishy” smell and will probably attract flies instead. Get prawns the size of about 2 inches in length (before shelling). Shell the prawns and cut them into smaller cubes. That is my preference anyway. You can leave it whole if you want… especially if you want to impress your guests with bigger looking prawns 😀

This is my recipe for Prawn Fried Rice




  • 3 rice bowls of cooked white rice (preferably left overnight in fridge)
  • 1 rice bowl measure of medium prawns (shelled and cut into smaller pieces)
  • ½ rice bowl measure of carrots (diced small)
  • ½ rice bowl measure of French beans (diced small)
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped finely)
  • 4 shallots (sliced thinly)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil




  • 2 teaspoons dark soya sauce
  • 2 teaspoons light soya sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and white pepper powder to taste



Heat oil in wok on and fry shallots on medium heat till golden brown. Remove and set aside fried shallots.

Add garlic, carrots and French beans and stir well for a minute. Add prawns and stir well till prawns turn red. Push ingredients aside by making a well. Add a tablespoon of oil in the center and break eggs into the oil. Once eggs are semi-cooked, add rice and push ingredients into it.

Stir evenly and press rice to separate grains from one another. Add seasoning. Fry the rice for about 3 minutes and until the seasoning is evenly distributed.

Dish out and garnish with fried shallots.

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  1. 1
    January 14th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    I love prawn fried rice! Thanks very much for the recipe. All your recipes are coming with me to Australia :p Hope I don’t give hubbs food-poisoning. Hahahah!!

  2. 2
    Cheesey Poo
    January 14th, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    I love prawn fried rice!!! Going to try this as this is also one of hubby’s fave dishes.

    I have to say this, Pablo – with the confidence I gained from following your simpler recipes, I (the newbie cook) have now graduated to more complicated recipes from your site as well as elsewhere. On Sat, I made a pot roast chicken with garlic cloves and white wine that hubby said was delicious. To think that two years ago, I could only cook maggi mee! LOL

    Thanks for giving me the confidence to start cooking!

  3. 3
    January 14th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    I chanced upon your blog while surfing the internet. Your recipes are a great help, especially when I can’t decide what to cook 🙂 Looking forward to reading more..

    Anyway, just wanted to let you know that the links to your recipes under the ‘All Recipes’ tab do not work. The error message is ‘The requested URL was not found on this server’.


  4. 4
    January 14th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Tine : Wuah! I shall have to exclude myself from any liability whatsoever from your attempting the recipes contained herein 😉

    Cheesey : Hey! I am glad to know that you’ve been brave enough to try out the recipes here. Yes, most of them are simple recipes which at times, I wonder if they are too simple to even be considered worth the space here. Looks like there are still takers out there. Do experiment with the dishes here – add your own seasoning or ingredients. I am sure you’ll create some of your own dishes one day 😀

    Lynn : Thanks for the feedback! Hmm…I’ve been trying out the All Recipes tab and it works. Perhaps you don’t mind trying it again to see if it works? My blog was undergoing some upgrading at the server and it was acting funny during the upgrading period.

  5. 5
    January 15th, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Hi Pablo,

    I totally agree that you ought to continue to put up the simple recipes on this site 🙂 I’m an inexperienced cook, so trying out these recipes is a great way to start!

  6. 6
    January 15th, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Lynn : Hello! Thanks for the heads up. I have corrected the links and they should be working now. I really appreciate your feedback for I am sure many others would have experienced the same problem as you did.

    Bon appetit! 😀

  7. 7
    Rasa Malaysia
    January 15th, 2008 at 10:30 am

    I like the picture and the styling…looking forward to see more yummylicious shots. 🙂

  8. 8
    January 15th, 2008 at 11:17 am

    That my friend is a truly professional photo indeed! 🙂 and the recipe sounds yummy.

  9. 9
    January 15th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Whoa…fried rice with strawberry too! 😛

  10. 10
    January 16th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Rasa Malaysia : I have to take more lessons from you 😉

    ParisB : It’s incredible how a picture can make a simple fried rice dish looks droolicious!

    tigerfish : Yes, we had some strawberries in the fridge and I took the opportunity to use them as decoration before they ended up in my daughter’s stomachs. LOL!

  11. 11
    Steven Goh
    January 17th, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Seafood fried rice, yumm… I love seafood fried rice infact I even prefer tomyam seafood fried rice.

  12. 12
    January 21st, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    your blogs is very interesting. I like asian food. I wait your visit my blog

  13. 13
    April 12th, 2010 at 11:50 am

    i love ur blog so much..i try 2 cook alot of different dishes 4 my fiance.he loves it so much.thanks 4 ur great recipes!!!

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