Tuesday 14 October 2014

'Fried' Brown Rice with Prawns

Serves 6 

I was excited about how good this dish turned out and my husband and kids loved it!! This a super healthy version of one of a favourite Chinese takeaway and makes a huge batch. I used brown rice because I much prefer it to white rice. I love its nutty earthy flavour. You could easily make this with long grain white rice instead, but once you swap to eating brown rice you won't go back. 

This dish is also a great way to get some use out of your Varoma basket if you feel you are not using it to its full potential. 

What's in it?

300g brown rice
1 onion, peeled and halved
1 clove garlic, peeled
125g bacon, fat trimmed and roughly chopped
20g sesame oil 
400g peeled deveined prawns
2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped into 3-4 pieces 
100g mushrooms
100g frozen peas
100g frozen or canned corn kernels 
3 eggs, lightly beaten with salt and pepper to taste
2tbs kecap manis
1tbs oyster sauce 

How do I make it?

1. Place prawns on base of varoma basket. 

2. Put carrots in mixing bowl and chop for 4sec  / speed 5. Add mushrooms and chop a further 3sec / speed 3. Spread carrots and mushrooms evenly on top of prawns in varoma basket then top with peas and corn. 

3. Place onion and garlic in mixing bowl and chop for 3sec / speed 7. Add bacon and chop a further 2sec / speed 5. Scrape down sides of bowl, add sesame oil and saute for 5min / 120°C (TM5) or Varoma (TM31) / reverse / speed 1. When finished, spread evenly over vegetables in varoma tray. 

4. Pour 1.2L of water into mixing bowl. Place rice in steamer basket and place in mixing bowl over water. Cook rice for 40min / varoma / speed 4. 

5. While rice is cooking, wet and scrunch a large piece of baking paper and lay on the varoma tray. Pour beaten egg on top of the baking paper. 

6. Place varoma basket (not including egg) on top of mixing bowl for the last 15 minutes of the rice cooking time. Insert the varoma tray with the eggs for the last 5 minutes of cooking time to cook the omlette. 

7. When finished, remove varoma basket with varoma lid underneath to prevent drips. Remove steamer basket and add rice to the varoma basket with the prawns, vegetables and bacon/onion mixture. Slice omlette into 2-3cm square pieces and add to everything else. Drizzle over sauces and mix everything together well. Serve piping hot. 

10 ProPoints per serve. 


If using white rice instead, reduce the amount of water to 1L, cook for 20 minutes instead and place the varoma basket on top of the mixing bowl at the start of cooking, adding the varoma tray with the eggs for the last 5 minutes. 

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