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Habanero Chili Prawns on a bed of Wild Rice

I was walking through Trader Joe's the other day... to all my English people, it's the equivalent to an in between Sainsbury's and M&S grocery shop, with Whole Foods being the Waitrose of America (slightly on the expensive side), the links are there if you want to check out their websites.. right, where was I? Oh yeah, walking around aimlessly through the grocery store trying to figure out what to buy, and I realised I hadn't had fish, specifically prawns, in FOREVER! So obviously I decided to buy a pack of them.

I've always been a pretty big seafood fan. We lived in Spain for a couple of years during my teenage years because of my tennis playing and were lucky enough to eat their world famous paella for a couple of years. If you're ever lucky enough to travel to the beautiful country of Spain don't miss out on their paella; if you don't like seafood they also have a load of other versions too, but you have to try it! You won't be disappointed, trust me, and would I lie to you?

Back to this killer dish.



To feed one person, all you're going to need is...

8 prawns, give or take a few depending on how you feel
Wild rice
2 garlic cloves
1 Jalapeño
Handful of cilantro
Pine nuts
Olive oil & a bit of salt

Firstly measure out your rice. I usually measure it with my mason jar and pour it till around the 200 mark. Bear it mind I tend to eat more than the average human because I genuinely my stomach may be a bottomless pit at this point, but worst comes to worst you can just put it in the fridge for the next day. Pour about double the water (or whatever the packaging tells you to put) in with the rice, wait for  it to boil and put the heat down to low and allow it to simmer until all the water is gone.

Whilst the rice is on you can chop your jalapeño, garlic and cilantro, and then marinade your prawns. I bought this habanero chili hot sauce from Trader Joe's so I decided to use that. BEWARE OF THE SPICE! If you have time I would always suggest a homemade marinade, but this was all I had time for so it had to do. Mix it up with your chopped garlic and jalapeños and then place it in a pre heated pan with a splash of olive oil.






Let them sit for about a minute and then start moving them around in the pan so they are able to cook on both sides. Cook them for about 4 to five minutes until done.

Then add your cilantro to the rice, followed by your cooked prawns and mix it all together.


This is an extremely healthy dish that fills you up and only has minimal calories.
It's prawntastic... Too cheesy?




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