Divine Rice with Prawns

How can you not want to try a recipe for something called “Divine Rice”?

With leftover rice and already-cooked prawns, this dish comes together almost instantly (okay, actually it takes about ten minutes).  It’s simple and tasty, and if you like fish sauce, you’ll love it.  I used brown rice because I prefer it in general, but white would be good too.

(adapted from Thai Cooking from the Siam Cuisine Restaurant)
12-15 prawns, cooked
2 tsp oil
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp chopped onions
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 eggs
3 cups cold cooked rice
4 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp ketchup
2 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp chopped cilantro
a few slices cucumber, for garnish
juice of 1 fresh lime
Heat a skillet over high heat and add the oil.
When the oil is hot, add the garlic and onions.
Stir-fry until light brown.
Crack the eggs into the pan and scramble, cooking for about 10 seconds.
Add the bell pepper and stir fry for about 30 seconds.
Add the rice and stir-fry, breaking up clumps of rice and egg.
Add the fish sauce, sugar, ketchup, and soy sauce and stir fry for a few minutes.
Add the prawns and cook until they are heated through.
Transfer to a serving dish, and sprinkle the lime juice and cilantro over the top, then serve with cucumber slices on the side.
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5 Responses to “Divine Rice with Prawns”


  1. 1 Katie September 12, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Saved, saved and SAVED! THIS LOOKS SO GOOD! I LOVE your blog b/c it’s all the foods I love! And this one is great b/c DH is on a Thai kick! Making this!

  2. 2 Steph September 12, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    That looks too good! I love fish sauce, it makes everything taste so much better! I prefer brown rice too, but I think it really depends on the kind of white rice you buy. The best kind of white rice in my opinion is the jasmine scented rice because the grains are longer and the texture is better.

  3. 3 Joelen September 12, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    This looks wonderful and reminds me of a similar dish I make… but I use Sriracha for an extra kick. I’ll have to try this recipe since it will be a little sweeter!

  4. 4 Colleen September 12, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Mmmm, this does look divine! Any suggestions if I needed to sub for the fish sauce?

  5. 5 Jaime September 14, 2008 at 1:32 am

    i would love to try this! i’m bookmarking it 🙂 next time i have leftover rice i will make this!


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