Sweet Chilli Prawn Rice

For a one-bowl meal bursting with Japanese flavours, try these delicious sweet chilli prawns with brown rice and green beans. This recipe packs over 20g of proteins and make up for a balanced meal in under 500 calories. Great both warm and cold, it's the perfect recipe for a satisfying dinner or healthy lunch-box.

Sweet Chilli Prawn Rice Recipe


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs65.8 g23.9%
of which Sugars13.3 g14.8%
Fibers5.7 g20.2%
Fats9.7 g14.9%
of which Saturates1.5 g7.7%
of which Omega 30.2 g15.1%
Proteins23.5 g51%
Calcium100 mg10%
Vitamin A39 mcg5.6%
Vitamin C16 mg21.6%
Iron2.8 mg18.9%
Potassium672 mg19.2%
Sodium620 mg26.9%
Cholesterol120.8 mg40.3%
Kcal444 22.2%
Macro split
  • net carbs 63%
  • sugars 13%
  • fats 9%
  • saturates 1%
  • proteins 22%
  • fibers 5%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
444 per serving

One-bowl recipes are a convenient way to get a complete nutritious meal. This Japanese inspired sweet chilli prawns rice bowl is a tasty recipe with an exotic flavour that can bring some excitement to your next lunch!

It’s a simple and balanced main dish with brown rice, and green vegetables with a sweet and spicy twist: a stir-fry of fresh prawns with delicious honey, chilli, soy and sesame sauce.

You can substitute green beans with your favourite vegetables, and we recommend tenderstem broccoli as an alternative as they go well with the flavours of the dish.

Now, let’s get started with this yummy honey and garlic stir-fry prawn recipe. Get your chopsticks ready!


Measuring System
Wholegrain Rice280 g
Sesame Oil2 tbsp
Garlic Clove2
Grated Ginger Root1 tsp
Green Beans400 g
Chilli Powder1 tsp
Fresh Chillies1 tbsp
Tomato Sauce4 tbsp
Rice Vinegar3 tbsp
Gluten-Free Soy Sauce2 tbsp
Honey2 tbsp
Cooked Prawns300 g
Spring Onion to taste

Step 1

Rinse the brown rice under cold water a couple of times or until the water runs clear.

Then, transfer it to a cooking pan, cover with water, and add 1 tbsp of rice vinegar and salt to taste.

Bring to a boil, and simmer for 12 minutes at low heat. Then, remove from the hob and allow the rice to steam covered for a further 15 minutes.

Cooked brown rice

Step 2

Meanwhile, let's prepare the green beans.

In a skillet, sizzle 1 tbsp of sesame oil with 1 crushed garlic clove and grated ginger root.

Add the green beans and cook them for 10 minutes or until tender. Then, set aside.

Cooked green beans with ginger and garlic

Step 3

In a clean skillet, sizzle the remaining 1 tbsp of sesame oil with 1 crushed garlic clove, chilli powder, and sliced fresh chillies.

Next, add the tomato sauce, 2 tbsp of rice vinegar, soy sauce, and honey.

Cook the sweet chilli sauce for a few minutes and stir in the prawns.

Prawns and sweet chili sauce with soy, tomato, and honey

Step 4

Divide the prepared rice and green beans among serving bowls.

Then, top with the sweet chilli prawns and sprinkle with chopped spring onions.

You can garnish the dish with sesame seeds, cracked black pepper, and some chillies flakes to taste.

Sweet chili prawns bowl with brown rice, green beans, and spring onions


  • If you use frozen prawns for this recipe, allow them to defrost before cooking to make sure they are soft and juicy and that they don’t become overcooked. You can check if your prawns are ready by looking at their shape: if they close up into a "C" they are well cooked, instead if they close up into an "O" shape they are overcooked.

  • If you're using fresh but uncooked prawns, add them to the sweet chilli sauce in step 3 and cook them for 5 minutes or until they turn pink. Add a splash of water if the sauce becomes too dry.