This spicy rice dish cooked in mouth-watering prawn curry is extremely easy to make in a microwave oven. A 1200-watt microwave oven was used for this recipe. Garnish with fried onions.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place rice with enough water to cover in a small bowl. Soak rice for 2 hours; drain.

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  • Stir together the prawns, ginger garlic paste, garam masala, black pepper, cloves, cardamom seeds, cinnamon sticks, salt, yogurt, and oil in a microwave safe bowl until well mixed. Cook in microwave on High until the shrimp are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 10 minutes. Remove the prawns from the curry and set aside.

  • Stir the rice, water, and chicken bouillon into the curry and mix well. Cook in the microwave on High until rice is tender, about 10 minutes. Mix in the prawns; return to the microwave and cook on high until heated through, about 5 minutes. Discard cinnamon stick, cloves, and cardamom seeds before serving.

Nutrition Facts

874.2 calories; 34 g protein; 109.1 g carbohydrates; 198.3 mg cholesterol; 1691.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2010
I would never make a microwave meal so i converted this to stovetop with rice separate and it was very good. Soon to be reposted with my stovetop directions Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/01/2020
This is the first recipe I've been disappointed in from AllRecipes. We followed the recipe without alterations, but the rice was crunchy. We fixed that, then the dish just needed more (more flavor, more things in the rice to make it interesting). Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2010
I would never make a microwave meal so i converted this to stovetop with rice separate and it was very good. Soon to be reposted with my stovetop directions Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2010
I would never make a microwave meal so i converted this to stovetop with rice separate and it was very good. Soon to be reposted with my stovetop directions Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2010
This was deeeelicious! I give it four stars only because I don't approve of the microwave. I made it on the stovetop with a few modifications. On med-low heat I used a single pot and started by sauteing an onion until browned. I doubled the spices and added curry. I omitted the cinnamon and cloves because I don't care for them. After browning the onions and spices I added the rest of the ingredients except the shrimp and I used vegetable stock instead of chicken cubes. I also added cauliflower florets and frozen peas. I cooked until the rice was almost done then added the shrimp and cooked until opaque. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2010
I give this five stars because not only is it delicious but easy to make! Next time I might try doubling the spices but it was great the way it was. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2010
This gets five stars because it is so easy to make , it's a quick dish and very rich in taste, lovely. I made it a couple of times on the stove not microwave. I marinate the shrimps (I use frozen precooked shrimps) then, boil on medium heat for 15 minutes, once the shrimps are done I remove and place the shrimps aside, then fry the rice with the marinate add water and boil until the rice is almost cooked then place the rice covered in a preheated oven at 165 degrees celcius for 15 minutes or until rice is well cooked, once done I remove all the spices and place the shrimps on top along with a few parsley leaves before serving. I use exactly the same amount for all the ingredients as directed in the original recipe, hope that helps, Bon Apetite! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2009
We love it! But I need to make it a few times more before it becomes my own dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
This is great so quick. I used chicken instead of shrimp which I diced into small cubes. I did add a little turmeric for colour and flavour. I omitted the oil and salt. Will most definately be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2014
I was apprehensive in the beginning - who makes a biryani using microvave!! But I must say this turned out really well (I just added some more than salt than I am used to). Will try this again this w/e and add some vegetables. Thanks a lot Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2014
Was yummy. Just used the ingredients and cooked rice seperate from prawns... no microwave... Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2015
Pretty good base recipe. I modified mine with more 'masala' and parboiled the rice before assembling it using the traditional layering method. I will try it as is next time though. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
06/01/2020
This is the first recipe I've been disappointed in from AllRecipes. We followed the recipe without alterations, but the rice was crunchy. We fixed that, then the dish just needed more (more flavor, more things in the rice to make it interesting). Read More