Prawn Fried Rice

Prawn Fried Rice

Along with Royallu Vepudu, I also made a quick, easy and flavorful Indo-Chinese style sweet and sour Prawns the other day and used the left overs to prepare Prawn Fried Rice. Fried rice is something that I make on days I am rushed for time. Fried rice being open to endless variations, I just throw together whatever few basic ingredients I have on hand for a quick, fuss-free, one pot meal.

Left over rice was exactly what I needed along with the sweet and sour prawns to whip together a quick fried rice that had the flavors melding together to create a wonderfully savory rice dish. Anyone out there looking for a satisfying meal with a lot of flavor and ease in preparation has to try this one.

Sweet and Sour Prawns

Sweet and Sour Prawns Recipe

Marination: 15 mts Cooking Time: 10 mts

Serves 4 persons

Cuisine: Indo-Chinese



1/2 kg cleaned and de-veined prawns

1 tsp finely minced garlic

1 tsp finely minced ginger

1/4 cup spring onions, finely chopped

2 finely chopped green chilli (optional)

1 tsp red chilli paste

1 tsp light soya sauce

1/2 tbsp vinegar

1/2 tsp brown sugar

1 tbsp tomato ketchup

salt to taste

1 tbsp sesame oil or peanut oil

1 Marinate the cleaned and de-veined prawns in tomato sauce, vinegar, soya sauce, brown sugar and red chilli paste for 15-20 mts.
2 Heat oil in a wok or kadai, swirl it all over and it should be smoking hot. Add the minced garlic and ginger and saute for a few seconds. Add the chopped spring onion whites and green chillis stir for 2 mts, constantly tossing them.
3 Add the marinated prawns along with any left over marination and cook on high heat for a mt without tossing. Flip the other side and cook for another mt. Combine once again and cook on medium heat for 3 mts or till done, tossing constantly. Season with salt.
4 Garnish with spring onions greens and serve hot as an appetizer or stir fry.

Prawn Fried Rice Recipe

Prep & Cooking Time: 30 mts

Serves 4 persons

Cuisine: Indo-Chinese



4 cups of cooked (cold) rice (long grain variety)

1/4 cup spring onions, finely chopped

1 cup finely chopped vegetables (carrots, beans and capsicum)

1 cup sweet and sour prawn stir fry (recipe above)

1 tsp vinegar

pepper pwd as required

salt as required

1 1/2 tbsps sesame oil or peanut oil

1 Heat sesame oil in a large wok and once the oil is piping hot, add the spring onions and stir fry for 1 mt on high.
2 Add the rest of the vegetables and toss them on high heat for 3-4 mts.
3 Add salt and pepper pwd combine. Add the cooked prawns and toss. Cook on high for a mt. Add the cooked cold rice and combine well. Spread it all over the pan and leave on medium high for a mt. Combine again, spread out and leave on medium high for another mt.
4 Add vinegar and toss all the contents on high heat for a few seconds. Turn off flame. Garnish with chopped spring onion greens and serve hot.


Prawn Fried Rice

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 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

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  • silmiya

    mouthwatering…i will try this

  • sony

    Hello Sailu,
    All your recipies are pretty easy to make. I have tried many of your recipes and they are amazingly delicious. Please do post more Andhra recipies.

    Thank you….

  • Soma

    My kids & me love prawns. This looks very very tempting!

  • jyoti

    hi shailu,
    Nice post sweeti..for us vegans what can we substitute prawns with…..!!
    can you write some nice kofta recipe..which i think is a good substitute.. anything else.. do enlighten me.

  • Jyotsna

    hi sailu,
    This is Jyotsna and we stay in Pennsylvania. i am new to your blog, i tried some your recipies and they turned out pretty well. thank you very much for your recipes.

  • pavithra

    Thats looking fantabulous… lovely clicks and nice post.

  • Nags

    Yum! That’s making me drool! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • pr117

    Thanks Sailugaru,
    All 3 recipes and their photos are simply great. Thank you for 3 delicious prawns recipes. we wish you get more seafood catch during mornings. We will be waiting for more sea food recipes. How can we store prawns (fresh) when we have more?(to cook another day)

    I have never stored prawns. But if you want to cook the next day, clean, de-vein and wash. Add salt and turmeric pwd and give a good rinse in water and drain completely. Stir fry in a pan drizzled with oil for 3-4 mts or till they turn pink, add turmeric pwd and combine well and freeze. Try it and leave your feedback.

  • Sowmya

    hey sailu,
    if i want to buy shrimp, do we need to buy cooked or uncooked? which gives better taste? can u tell me which brand in walmart, wegmans. bye.

    Sowmya, I have used uncooked prawns available in our local market here at Vizag. I am not aware of which brands are good at stores in US.

  • Rupa

    Hi Sailu,

    Delicious recipe. Can you post any prawn snack items in the future? Please.

  • Gauri

    Looks great!

  • Arun Shanbhag

    Truly delicious and a treat!

    With m in mumbai, this is perfect for a bachelor!
    More such quick recipes.

  • sirivenkat

    hi sailu garu, very good, ur recipes r excellent especially this prawn fried rice is looking so yummy. keep posting. can u pls post some crab recipes? my hubby likes it very much but i cant make, feel little bit scary. do pls help me.

  • Sowmya

    Hi Sailu Garu,
    I love prawns and sweet ‘n sour chinese dishes. Thank you, for posting this interesting prawn recipe..This recipe pulls me into the kitchen, imagining it’s delicious aroma..

  • Smita

    I tried the Sweet and Sour Prawns Recipe last night and it come out very good. I love your site as the recipes are very easy to follow and tasty too.

  • sujatha

    pic is temptimg me and mouth watering,yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • Priya

    Your Recipes rock…always simple to make and delicious for young wives like me ๐Ÿ™‚
    Keep blogging new recipes to water our mouths..


    I luv ur recipes ……..
    hey i’m also from vizag but now in US
    wht’s ur area in vizag????

  • Patinita

    It came out so well. I added eggs in the place of vegetables. My husband loved it. Thank you so much.

  • Ramya

    I’d like to know what you mean by chilli paste in the recipe. I tried to look for it in stores and couldn’t find it. Can it be made at home? Thanks for your reply in advance ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Soak 2 to 3 red chilies in little hot water for few mts. Grind to a fine paste. You can remove the seeds at the time of soaking if you do not want a very spicy paste.

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