Hello there! As a helpful assistant and chef, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to a delicious recipe that is a must-try for any seafood lover. We’ll be making Filipino prawns rice, a flavorful and aromatic dish that is sure to impress your taste buds. With the use of a rice cooker, this recipe is quick and easy to prepare, making it perfect for busy weekdays or lazy weekends. So, let’s get started and discover the flavors of the Philippines in this delightful meal! We’ve made this filipino prawns rice recipe easy to follow 👨‍🍳. If you’re looking for our favorite rice cookers to make this recipe, check out our list of top rice cookers here.

filipino prawns rice ingredients


  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 lb. prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. green onions, chopped


  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions, and set it aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the pan, and sauté it for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the peeled and deveined prawns to the pan, and cook them for 3-4 minutes or until they turn pink in color.
  5. Now, add the diced carrots and peas to the pan and cook them for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  6. Stir in the soy sauce and black pepper to the pan.
  7. Add the cooked rice to the same frying pan, and mix it well with the prawn mixture.
  8. Cook it all for an additional 2-3 minutes until everything is heated through.
  9. Finally, serve it hot and top it with chopped green onions.

filipino prawns rice

How long does filipino prawns rice last in the fridge?

Filipino prawn rice, like any other cooked food, can be stored in the fridge for up to four days. To ensure that your prawn rice lasts longer and maintains its flavor, it is important that it is transferred to an airtight container as soon as it has cooled down. This helps to prevent moisture from entering the container, which can cause the rice to spoil faster. It is also recommended to reheat the rice thoroughly before consuming it. If you are unsure about the freshness of your prawn rice, use your best judgment and discard it if it has an unusual texture, color, or smell.

Click the banner below to find more of our favorite rice cookers!


Low calorie filipino prawns rice recipe substitutions

To make this Filipino Prawns Rice recipe lower in calories, there are a few substitutions that could be made. Firstly, instead of using white rice, brown rice could be used, which is a healthier option. Additionally, the amount of vegetable oil used could be reduced or swapped for a healthier oil such as olive oil to lower the calorie content. Using less prawns or substituting them for a leaner protein such as chicken or tofu can also reduce the overall calorie count of the dish. Lastly, reducing the amount of soy sauce used or using a low-sodium version can also help cut back on calories while still maintaining flavor.

What to serve with a filipino prawns rice?

Filipino prawns rice is a flavorful and filling dish on its own, but it can be enhanced with a few complementary side dishes. A fresh and crunchy vegetable salad, like a cucumber and tomato salad, would add some texture and balance to the richness of the prawns and rice. Grilled or steamed vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli or green beans work well too. A light and tangy dipping sauce, like a sweet chili or garlic aioli, can add some extra flavor to the dish. Finally, a refreshing drink like coconut water or calamansi juice would be the perfect pairing to refresh your palate.

Whats the best sauce for a filipino prawns rice?

For a flavor-packed sauce that complements the sweetness of Filipino prawns perfectly, I recommend a combination of soy sauce, lemon juice, honey, and chili flakes. To make the sauce, simply whisk together 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of honey, and a pinch of chili flakes in a small bowl. Adjust the flavor and spiciness to taste, and pour the sauce over the cooked prawns and rice before serving. This sauce will add a delicious umami flavor to the dish and elevate the flavors of the prawns and rice.

Filipino prawns rice health benefits

Filipino prawns rice is a flavorful and nutritious dish that offers various health benefits. Prawns are an excellent source of protein, which is essential for building and repairing muscles, tissues, and organs in the body. They are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids that promote heart health, lower blood pressure, and reduce inflammation. Rice, on the other hand, is a good source of energy, and when combined with prawns, provides the body with a balanced diet. However, if you’re looking for a healthier alternative to Filipino prawns rice, you can try grilled prawns with a side of mixed greens salad. This dish is low in calories, packed with vitamins and minerals, and can help you maintain a healthy weight.

Click the banner below to find more of our favorite rice cookers!