Anna's Family Kitchen was inspired by my love of food and desire to feed my family healthy, home cooked wholesome meals that are beautifully presented and appealing but don’t require hours of prep in the kitchen.

Cajun Dirty Rice With Prawns

Dirty Rice with Prawns. A classic Cajun dish that uses either pork mince, chicken or shrimp. Or a combination of the three. Here I’ve gone with a “shrimp” version, King Prawns to us Europeans. This dish is a great alternative to a Risotto. It’s all cooked in one pan and takes just 15 minutes.

Serves: 4 Prep: 5 minutes Cooking: 10 minutes Total: 15 minutes Difficulty: easy  


1 onion chopped

2 garlic cloves crushed
1 red pepper or 2 Romano peppers – I used yellow and red – chopped
2 tbsp Cajun Spice mix – to make your own see below
200g Basmati rice
500ml Chicken stock
500g raw peeled King Prawns
3 spring onions sliced
1 red chilli chopped (optional)
Cajun Spice Mix:- 1/2 tsp chilli flakes 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp salt

Soften the onions in a lug of oil for 5 minutes.

Add the garlic, pepper and spice mix. Give everything a stir and continue cooking for 2 minutes.

Add the rice and the stock. Simmer for 8 minutes.

Add the prawns, give everything a stir and pop a lid on the pan for 5 minutes or until the prawns are cooked.

Finish with the spring onions, optional chilli if you like more heat and fresh parsley.

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