This Spicy Prawn Rice Bowl is a perfect complete meal in a bowl. Whip up this delicious meal which combines juicy prawns with mouth-watering flavours of rice, chickpeas and veggies and seasoned with aromatic spices and herbs. The dish is so flavourful and one of the easiest meals to prepare for a quick tasty family dinner.

prawn rice bowl recipe

Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: South African
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Onions, Finely Sliced
  • 1Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 2 Tsps Chilli Flakes
  • 2 Garlic Cloves Finely Chopped
  • About 500g Large Prawns Peeled
  • 1 Medium Red Pepper Cubed
  • 200Gr Fine Green Beans Halved
  • 1 400Gr Can Chickpeas Drained
  • 4 Cups Cooked Brown Basmati Rice
  • ½ Cup Vegetable Stock
  • 2 Tbles Lime Juice
  • Salt to Taste
  • Freshly Chopped Coriander
  1. Heat oil in a large non stick pot or wok.
  2. Add the onions and cook until soft and translucent.
  3. Add the turmeric, paprika, garlic and chilli and stir fry for a few minutes.
  4. Stir in the prawns, red pepper, green beans, chickpeas and rice and cook until heated through.
  5. Pour in the stock and lime juice and add salt if needed.
  6. Cook on low to medium heat for about 20 minutes taking care that the rice does not burn at the bottom of the pot.
  7. Serve hot scattered with the coriander and lemon wedges on the side.