Chilli Prawn Fried Rice

My love for markets is legendary, especially the local one in my suburb (Dandenong) which I would have mentioned on my blog at least a million times.

Looking back, I think it’s destiny that bought us to this suburb. Amidst all the confusion, loneliness and that strange feeling of newness in a foreign country, it was the local market here that was my refuge. The smell, sights and sounds always reminded me of home because I would get every single ingredient that I needed for my style of cooking which means a lot when you are so far from home. And it’s true that food opens doors where none exists. And for me that door was this blog…..

These days, I don’t visit the market as often as I used to but I am still there at least once every fortnight. It’s my space to get inspired and to re-ignite the creativity and passion I have for food. All the beautiful, fresh produce gives me such a buzz and there are so many ideas that pop into my mind after a trip like this.

And with Christmas almost here, markets are just brimming with such amazing produce and I simply couldn’t go past the seafood section. I had to come back with some fresh Australian raw prawns; don’t waste your hard earned money buying prawns from other countries when you can get some amazingly fresh and delicious prawns caught right here in Australia. Believe me, it’s totally worth those few extra dollars.

After all the shopping, I was only in the mind for a one pot dish and nothing elaborate. And this delicious Indo Chinese style prawn fried rice is what came to mind.

Chilli Prawn Fried Rice - a simple and delicious one pot Indo Chinese style fried rice -

The Indo Chinese style fried rice is quite different from the traditional Chinese version. It’s a lot more fried where the grains of rice are separate unlike the sticky original version. I wanted a bit of a spice kick and used long dry red chillies for smoky hot undertones.

To get the flavour from the dry red chillies, add it to the cold oil and then heat on low flame. Toss in the prawns with a handful of different vegetables along with perfectly cooked rice and finish off with a dash of soy and tomato chilli sauce.

Chilli Prawn Fried Rice - a simple and delicious one pot Indo Chinese style fried rice -

Chilli Prawn Fried Rice - a simple and delicious one pot Indo Chinese style fried rice -


  1. 400gms long grained rice
  2. 500gms medium sized prawns; deshelled and deveined
  3. 1 large carrot; julienned

This post is bought to you in association with Supreme Seafood so the complete recipe can be found here.

Chilli Prawn Fried Rice - a simple and delicious one pot Indo Chinese style fried rice -

Chilli Prawn Fried Rice - a simple and delicious one pot Indo Chinese style fried rice -


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9 thoughts on “Chilli Prawn Fried Rice

  1. mamabatesmotel November 17, 2017 at 11:40 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on mamabatesmotel.

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  2. Indie February 14, 2017 at 1:54 am Reply

    Will definitely give tilda a try…I recently bght India gate…was looking out for te good ones…
    Congrats on ur blog being selected for AGFG!!!

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    • vanyadhanya February 14, 2017 at 3:34 am Reply

      Thanks so much….India Gate is a good brand too but it has too many varieties, so you need to read carefully to pick a good one.


  3. Indie February 11, 2017 at 2:14 am Reply

    Any suggestions on good quality long grain rice in melb??

    Liked by 1 person

    • vanyadhanya February 11, 2017 at 4:44 am Reply

      I usually buy Tilda (available at Coles) which is a tad bit expensive but really really good. But for everyday purposes, I usually buy any Pakistani brand basmati rice from Middle Eastern stores.


  4. Sumith December 14, 2016 at 10:46 am Reply

    Love the read, food sounds so delicious and stunning photograph’s!!

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  5. Shyamali Sinha December 14, 2016 at 10:34 am Reply

    It seems you wrote this post just for me! Home, Market, Indo- Chinese, Anglo-Indian cuisine these are a few words often roaming in my mind and soul! Simple yet delicious post Dhanya 🙂

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