Prepare the rice according to package directions, adding the cinnamon stick with the water. Fluff the rice, discard the cinnamon stick and set aside to cool. Toss the prawns with half of the ginger, the vinegar and pepper flakes in a medium bowl. Let marinate 10 to 15 minutes. Spray a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat until very hot. Add the prawns with the marinade and cook, stirring, until just opaque, 2 minutes. Transfer to a large plate and set aside.
Spray the same skillet and return to medium-high heat. Lightly beat the eggs and egg whites and add to the skillet. Cook until scrambled, breaking up with a spatula and transfer to the same plate as the prawns.
Return the skillet to medium-high heat, spray with non-stick spray and add the peas, carrots, garlic, onions and remaining ginger. Cook, stirring, until softened and crisp-tender, 5 minutes. Transfer to the same plate as the shrimp and eggs.
Return the skillet to medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil. Add the cooled rice, toss with the oil and pack in the skillet in a firm layer. Cook, without stirring, until the bottom of the rice is browned and crusty. Stir the rice and pack it in another layer. Repeat the process until the rice is well toasted and browned, and stopping if the rice seems to be getting dry. Add back the prawns, eggs and vegetables and soy sauce and toss well to combine. Remove from the heat and top with the sliced scallions.Back to Blog