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Sri Lankan Prawn Stir-Fry

Sri Lankan Prawn Stir-Fry

with Lime & Mango Dressing and Toasted Coconut Rice

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Head Chef Patrick has gone on a Sri Lankan adventure! This week it took him to one of the country's most famous landmarks, the mighty Sigiriya rock. After taking in the breathtaking panorama from the top (check out our Instagram to see the story!) he headed down to the plantations below and cooked up this beautiful prawn stir fry in a ramshackle mud hut. Find out which ingredient in tonight's recipe could hold the secret to eternal youth at blog.hellofresh.co.uk/sri-lanka/


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Preparation Time30 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit(s)

Green Pepper

1 unit(s)

Red Pepper

1 unit(s)


1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

1 unit(s)


1 unit(s)

Vegetable Stock Pot

(ContainsCelery, Sulphites)

150 unit(s)

Basmati Rice

1 unit(s)

Star Anise

80 tbsp

Mango Chutney

1 tsp

Mustard Seeds


1 tbsp

Rice Vinegar

25 grams

Desiccated Coconut

150 grams

Tiger Prawns


6 unit(s)

Curry Leaves

Not included in your delivery

300 milliliter(s)

Water for the Rice

Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)2343 kJ
Energy (kcal)560 kcal
Fat10.0 g
of which saturates8.0 g
Carbohydrate96 g
of which sugars35.0 g
Protein23 g
Salt3.0 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Large Pan
Frying Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon

Halve the peppers, remove the cores and then slice as thin as you can (½cm is ideal). Peel and grate the ginger and garlic (or use a garlic press). Zest and juice the lime.


Boil the water (amount specified in the ingredient list) in a large saucepan over high heat. Add the vegetable stock pot and stir to dissolve. When the water is boiling, add the rice and star anise. Cover with a lid (or some foil) and lower the heat to medium. Leave to cook for 10 mins then remove from the heat. Leave to one side for another 10 mins. The rice will finish cooking in its own steam.


Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the mango chutney with the mustard seeds, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, a pinch of lime zest and the lime juice. Set aside.


Heat a frying pan over medium heat and toast the desiccated coconut until golden, 2-3 mins. TIP: Stir frequently and keep a close eye on the coconut as it can burn very quickly. When golden, transfer to a bowl, wipe out the pan with some kitchen paper and return to high heat with a splash of oil.


When the oil in your frying pan is hot, stirfry the peppers until softened and browned, 5-7 mins. Add the prawns and curry leaves and stir-fry until the prawns are pink on the outside and opaque in the centre, another 3-4 mins. Remove from the heat and pour the dressing into the pan. TIP: The heat of your pan will cook the dressing. Stir well and get ready to serve.


Remove the star anise from the rice and fluff it up with a fork. Stir in half the desiccated coconut. Share the rice out between your bowls and spoon the prawn stir-fry on top. Drizzle over the dressing left in the pan and finish with a dusting of the remaining coconut. Enjoy!