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Prawn biryani for one

Make this prawn biryani instead of calling for a waist-expanding takeaway when you’re eating alone. This is a speedy low-fat curry, so there's no excuses!

Serves 1

Prep Time 10 min

Cooking Time 20 min


  • 100g large raw prawns, peeled
  • 1tbsp chopped coriander, plus extra to garnish
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 2tsp medium curry powder
  • 2tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 3 mushrooms, sliced
  • 50g long-grain rice
  • 175ml hot reduced-salt fish stock
  • 80g frozen peas


  1. Put the prawns in a non-metallic bowl and mix with the coriander, lemon juice and half the curry powder. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and garlic and fry for 2–3 min. Add the remaining curry powder with the mushrooms and cook for 1 min.
  3. Stir in the rice and the hot stock and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer, then cover and cook for 8 min. Add the reserved prawns and the peas, cover and cook for a further 5–6 min, until the rice is cooked through. Serve garnished with extra coriander.

Nutrition per serving

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442 28.8g 11.3g 1.8g 10g 6.6g 1.8g 218mg 60.5g 9.5mg

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