Prawn Pilaf

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Nov. 19, 2010


Butter 2 Ounce (60 Gram)
Onion 1 Small , finely chopped
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , crushed
Long grain rice 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Dry white wine 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Saffron strands 3
Fish stock/Chicken stock 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
Tomatoes 4 , skinned, seeded and chopped
Chopped basil 1 Tablespoon
Peeled prawns 8 Ounce (250 Gram)
Basil leaves 4 (For Garnish)
Salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste


Melt the butter in a pan, add the onion and garlic and cook gently for 5 minutes.

Add the rice and toss until coated in the butter.

Add the wine and saffron and bring to the boil, stirring.

Cook until most of the wine has evaporated, stirring constantly.

Stir in two thirds of the stock and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes until the rice is just tender, stirring occasionally; add more stock if required, to keep the rice slightly moist and ensure it does not burn.

Stir in the tomatoes, basil and prawns and cook for 2 minutes.

Pile the pilaff into a warmed serving dish.

Garnish with basil and whole prawns if using.

Serve with Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1948Calories from Fat 479

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 55 g84.6%

Saturated Fat 31 g155%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2043 mg85.13%

Total Carbohydrates 258 g86%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 20 g

Protein 73 g146%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet