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Singaporean Prawn Fried Rice

  • Non Veg
    • 50 mins
    • Serves 2
    • Easy



    This recipe is a twist on the Singaporean noodles, it’s a classic recipe that you will always find in Singaporean restaurants or anywhere that serves quality Pan Asian cuisine.

    It’s a spicy, wholesome and filling dish that can be eaten with other Asian gravy based dishes, crispy chicken or fish or just as is. It is made with the freshest of ingredient that give it the special Asian kick. A lot of people have this misconception that Chinese fried rice and Singaporean rice are almost the same. It is not quite so as the ingredients and spices are different as you will see.

    Health benefits

    Each serving of this dish contains 375 calories.

    It is healthy because  the rice were boiled first and only fired for a few minutes in shallow oil. The spices used in this dish help boost your metabolism.

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    How to make Singaporean Prawn Fried Rice

    1. In a medium sized frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of sunflower oil for a minute.
    2. Add in the prawns along with the garlic, chili and spring onions.
    3. Stir fry for a minute and set aside.
    4. In a small bowl, whisk the egg and fry it in the pan and make an omelet, roll and slice the omelet into long and thin strips. Set the egg aside.
    5. Heat the frying pan and add in a little oil again. When you see a little bit of smoke emerging, add in the prawn mixture along with boiled rice and peas.
    6. Keep stir frying until all the ingredients are combined.
    7. Grind the clove and star anise in a food processor and add the chili powder, garam masala and turmeric to it.
    8. Add this seasoning to the rice and mix well.
    9. Add in the omelet strips and mix well.
    10. Season the rice with sesame oil and some soy sauce.
    11. Serve and enjoy. 


    1. Rice is considered a staple food in all East Asian countries. Every meal includes at least boil rice to be eaten along with the main dishes. There are separate small rice bowls in Asian crockery so you can imagine how important rice is to their daily lives.
    2. Rice is the first food offered by brides to their husbands in India and also to their newborns.
    3. Asian food has a majority of their dishes consisting of seafood so it would be no surprise if you find prawns and fish in their rice, soups, gravies and even as pickles.

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