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Spiced prawn and pea pilaf

This fragrant pilaf is quick and easy to pull together. Using frozen veg makes this a cheap option for a weeknight dinner.

Serves 4

Prep Time 5 min

Cooking Time 30 min


  • Cooking oil spray
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¾tbsp garam masala
  • ½tsp ground turmeric
  • 300g basmati rice
  • 600ml hot reduced-salt vegetable stock
  • 350g raw king prawns, shelled, deveined, and fully thawed if frozen
  • 175g frozen peas, thawed
  • Juice ½ lemon


  1. Heat the oil in a large, lidded non-stick frying pan. Fry the onion, stirring frequently, for 5 min, until soft but not coloured. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more min, then add the garam masala and turmeric and cook for 2 min. Add the rice and cook, stirring, for 1–2 min. Add the stock, season with black pepper and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1 min, then cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook, without stirring, for 12 min.
  2. Add the prawns and peas to the pan, but don’t stir. Cover and cook for 5 min until the prawns are cooked. Stir in the lemon juice, add a grind of black pepper and serve.

Nutrition per serving

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393 25g 2.1g 0.5g 4g 5.2g 1.4g 85mg 72.8g 3.5mg

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