Prawn and Spinach Pulao

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Total Time:
30 mins
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 400 gms - big prawns
  • 3 tsp - oil or ghee
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 cup - thinly chopped spinach
  • 2 cups - Basmati or long grained rice
  • 2 - green chillies, chopped
  • 1/2 inch piece - cinnamon stick
  • 2 - cloves
  • 2 - cardamoms
  • salt to taste

How to Make Prawn and Spinach Pulao

  • Remove the heads from the prawns and de-vein this. Wash well and keep aside.
  • Soak the rice in water and leave aside for 10 minutes.
  • Heat the ghee or oil and fry the prawns, adding salt to taste.
  • Cook the prawns only for 2 minutes.
  • Remove and keep aside. In the same oil add the whole spicesand allow to splutter. Lower the heat and add the rice removing all the water.
  • Stir-fry for 2 minutes and mix in the turmeric powder.
  • Stir and mix. Add 2 cups rice and salt to taste. Stir gently.
  • Cover with a lid and allow the rice to cook on low fire. 
  • When the rice is three fourth cooked and only a little water remains, mix in the prawns, cut spinach and the green chillies and stir gently.
  • Cover with the lid again and let the rice grains cook. Once all the water is evaporated, put off the heat and serve as a full meal.