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Prawns, Peas, Spice & Rice

with Coriander, lime crumb

A wonderfully comforting biryani type dish, made simple! Wonderful fresh spices, coconut milk, Basmati rice and textured topping. Lovely! 



450g chicken thigh, chopped to bite-size chunks

Splash of light olive oil

350g Green Saffron Basmati Vintage rice

1 jar, 460g Green Saffron ‘Mild’ Curry Sauce

1 tin, 400ml coconut milk

400ml water

500g frozen prawns

200g frozen peas

Crumb Topping


100g fresh breadcrumbs

2 tblsp light olive oil

Small handful fresh coriander, no thick stalks, finely chopped

Zest 1 lime


  1. Turn your oven to 200°C, gas mark 6
  2. Take a medium sized casserole pot, add the splash of oil, place on a high heat, then add the chicken and fry for 4 to 5 minutes until opaque and the ‘rawness’ is cooked out
  3. Add the rice, stir and cook for 30 seconds
  4. Add the Korma sauce, the coconut milk, the water, stir well to combine and allow to come to a gentle bubble about 4 minutes,
  5. Add the prawns, gently mix, pop the lid on, then place into the oven for 17 to 20minutes or until the rice has absorbed all but a couple of tablespoons of the cooking liquor
  6. Remove from the oven, add the peas, gently fold through, level and flatten out the surface of the rice and set aside
  7. Turn your grill to its hottest setting
  8. Mix well all the Topping ingredients together in a small bowl with a fork, then sprinkle evenly over the surface of the rice, place under a grill and cook until nicely browned, 2 to 4 minutes.
  9. Take to table and serve immediately with a crisp green salad and fresh chillies!
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