How to make Achari Prawn Rice -

A flavourful and tasty use of leftover rice – cooked with prawns and pickle masala.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Leftover cooked kolam rice, Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Achari Prawn Rice

Achari Prawn Rice Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Achari Prawn Rice Recipe

  • Leftover cooked kolam rice 3 cups

  • Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined 8-10

  • Green chilli pickle (achar) 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Curry leaves 6-8

  • Salt to taste

  • Red pepper A few thin to garnish


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 2

Grind green chilli pickle to a fine paste.

Step 3

Add mustard seeds to the pan and let them splutter. Add asafoetida and curry leaves and mix well. Add prawns and mix well.

Step 4

Add pickle paste and mix well. Add salt and mix again. Add some water, mix and cook on low heat till prawns are done.

Step 5

Add rice and toss to mix. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 5-8 minutes.

Step 6

Serve hot garnished with thin strips of red bell pepper.

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