Recipe: Prawn and Chorizo Rice

When I was invited to share a recipe using Tilda rice, I knew I had to take part. Firstly because through Tilda’s Mums Helping Mums campaign, Tilda is supporting the World Food Programme for the third year, with its Mums Helping Mums initiative. The campaign donates meals to mothers in Bangladesh, helping them give their unborn children the best start in life. Low birth weight can seriously affect babies’ physical and cognitive development, so vital nutrition is essential from the start. So far, Tilda has donated over one million meals and with your help would like to continue to grow this number.

Secondly, we love eating rice at our home and I would love to win the amazing prize listed below.

Following the success of Tilda’s Mums Helping Mums Cookbook app last year, Tilda will be updating it with even more exciting recipes from our favourite celebrities and mummy bloggers to help launch this year’s campaign.

So I was invited help compile some of the recipes in the cookbook by submitting a favourite family recipe for consideration. The top two recipes will be featured in the cookbook, with the best recipe winning a Tilda hamper and Le Creseut cast iron saucepan, perfect for cooking rice in. In addition for every recipe received Tilda will donate an additional £100 to the WFP. Now isn’t that a win-win situation?

The Tilda Pure Basmati, Mums Helping Mums packs are available in all major supermarkets priced from £4.49 for 1kg

Here is my recipe -one that the whole family enjoyed. This recipe is quick and is great for use with leftover rice too.

Prawn and chorizo rice

Prawn and Chorizo Fried Rice


400g Tilda basmati rice (cooked rice – preferably a day old)

450g raw prawns

120g Shitake mushrooms

120g diced Chorizo

2 Carrots finely diced

2 Spring onions finely sliced

2 cloves garlic crushed

1/2 Green pepper finely chopped

2 tbspLight Soy sauce

½ teaspoon Thai seven spice

25 g butter or 2 tbsp olive oil


Take 2 tbsp oil and lightly fry the spring onions.

Add the crushed garlic, shitake mushrooms, green pepper and carrots and stir fry for about 5 minutes.

Add the prawns and the Thai seven spice and fry for about 5 minutes

Keep aside.

Add the butter and the rice and chorizo and fry for about 2 – 3 minutes. Mix the ingredients in and add the soy sauce and cook for about 5 minutes.

Season with pepper and salt (if required). Remember, the Soy sauce has a tendency to be salty.

Disclaimer: This is an entry for the Tilda Mum helping Mums competition. I received no compensation for this post. The recipe is entirely my own. 


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