Prawn and sesame stir-fry

    55 min

    Sesame oil and sesame seeds add nutty goodness to stir-fried vegetables and prawns.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 450ml (16 fl oz) water
    • 200g (7 oz) uncooked white rice
    • 500g (1 1/4 lb) fresh prawns, peeled and deveined
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
    • 1 red pepper, julienned
    • 3 spring onions, sliced
    • 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
    • 250g (9 oz) sugar snap peas or mange-tout
    • 2 tablespoons cornflour
    • 175ml (6 fl oz) chicken stock
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. In a medium saucepan, bring salted water to the boil. Add rice, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
    2. While rice is simmering, combine prawns, ginger, cayenne pepper, garlic, sesame seeds and black pepper in a large plastic bag. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator.
    3. Heat sesame oil in a large wok or frying pan. Add red pepper and spring onions; stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes to soften slightly. Add teriyaki sauce. Add peas and prawns; stir-fry 4 minutes or until prawns are opaque.
    4. Stir cornflour into chicken stock and add to wok; cook, stirring until mixture boils. Sprinkle with salt. Spoon prawn mixture over rice.

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    Used different ingredients. Can I give this 10 stars?? Excellent dish! Couple changes I made.. I used fresh grated root ginger instead of powdered and added some lemon zest to the prawns.Wonderful recipe, great reviews from guests! Thanks for adding it  -  15 Sep 2008


    Used different ingredients. wow...what a yummy recipe! i used rapeseed oil and added a little sesame oil at the end. also, i used about 3/4 tsp of wasabi powder instead of cayenne pepper. also, i substituted fresh root ginger pressed through the garlic press and left out the salt. added a little soy sauce too (why not?). i left out the red pepper and added broccoli and spring onion. i used frozen broccoli and mangetout, but i think i'll use fresh next time and add mushrooms and water chestnuts. my husband and i got some fresh large prawns and we had no idea what to do with them. thank goodness we found this recipe!  -  15 Sep 2008


    Really enjoyed this! I was eating alone that night so divided everything by 4 but gave a generous amount of ginger,cayenne pepper and garlic to the prawns while they were marinating. Will make this for guests as I know it works.  -  24 Mar 2014