Honey garlic prawns/shrimps with wholegrain rice and avocado, a super healthy dish that is packed not only with big flavours, but also with essential vitamins and minerals. My kind of food, that’s for sure!
This plate would not have been on my table a few years ago. I was pretty reluctant to go out of my comfort zone and try something new, and prawns were not looking appetizing enough to tempt me at all. My husband still finds them yucky, while I tuck in and have a generous portion of prawns. Indeed, their taste is not wow, unless you use condiments to give them a nice flavour.
And what can work better than a bit of garlic. Or a bit more, in this case. Honey and garlic would not look like a good match, but surprisingly, they make a nice pair in this dish, so do not be afraid to use them together. I may add actually, to avoid any confusion, that in the UK they are called prawns, while I think in other countries the word used in shrimps. Well, no matter what you choose to call them, they are absolutely delicious. I like prawns with a nice stir fry too, my Spicy prawn noodles are to die for. Or maybe try them with pasta, that’s another big hit: Garlic prawn spaghetti with spinach.
Funnily enough, avocados were not on my favourite list either. However, having read about their health benefits, l decided to give them a go. First impression? Yuck. But who loves them now? Yep, me. I find that they taste a lot nicer when they are cold from the fridge, and they do need to be ripen to perfection in order to end up on my plate. I know, ain’t l a fussy pants?
Anyway, going back to my dish, l can assure you it’s as healthy as it can be. If eating healthily is your thing, that’s one recipe you must try. You can use white rice if you don’t really like brown rice, although the cooking time will be a bit different, and the amount of water required will be slightly less. Brown rice takes longer to cook, and the texture is different, but it’s supposed to be a lot healthier, as with everything that is wholegrain. I don’t go out of my way to eat only wholegrain stuff, although l probably should, l’ve got some baby weight to lose ?
Honey garlic prawns with wholegrain rice and avocado
Honey garlic prawns/ shrimps with wholegrain rice and avocado, a super healthy dish that is packed with big flavours.
- 1/2 cup brown rice
- 160 g king prawns
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp honey
- 3 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 avocado
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- parsley to garnish
In a bowl, add the oyster sauce, soy sauce, honey and garlic and mix well.
Pour half of the mixture over the prawns and coat well. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
Measure one and a half cups of water and add to a pan with the rice and salt. Cook on high heat until it starts boiling, then reduce the heat to low, cover the pan with a lid and cook until the water has been absorbed completely. Remove from the heat, but keep the lid on for a further 10 minutes, then fluff the rice up with a fork.
Heat up a pan, add the prawns and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Add the remaining sauce and cook for a further 30 seconds.
Remove the peel and slice the avocado, then drizzle some lemon juice over the slices.
On a plate, arrange the rice, prawns and avocado slices and garnish with parsley. Serve immediately!