Garlic lime marinated prawns with green rice

Appetizing Garlic lime marinated prawns with green rice Recipe

Nagi Maehashi of RecipeTin Eats says: “Prawns are a treat in my household, but this rice is so good that I’d almost forgo the prawns just so I can have more rice. Almost, but not quite… I love prawns too much!”
Garlic lime marinated prawns with green rice
Prep Time : 0:30 | Cook Time : 0:05 | Total Time : 0:35 | Serving : 4 person.


  • 750g medium green prawns, peeled (tails intact), deveined

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed, finely grated

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 bunch English spinach, trimmed, leaves roughly chopped (see Notes)

  • 4 cups white long-grain rice, cooked, cold

  • 1/2 x 250g punnet cherry tomatoes, sliced

  • Coriander leaves, to serve

  • Lime wedges, to serve

Lime dressing

  • 1/4 cup lime juice

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/3 cup fresh coriander, finely chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Step 1

    Make Lime Dressing: Place all ingredients and a pinch of ground black pepper in a screw-top jar. Secure lid. Shake until salt dissolves and mixture is combined.

  • Step 2

    Place prawns, garlic, lime rind and oil in a glass or ceramic bowl. Toss gently to coat. Cover. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, place 5 tablespoons dressing in a food processor. Add spinach. Process to a puree, adding 1 tablespoon water to mixture if needed. Transfer to a large bowl. Add rice. Toss to combine. Top with tomato.

  • Step 4

    Heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook prawns, in 2 batches, for 1 minute each side or until just cooked through and starting to brown (see Notes). Transfer to a plate.

  • Step 5

    Drizzle prawns with remaining dressing. Scatter with coriander leaves. Serve with green rice and lime wedges.

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