Ku Bak rice with prawn

Ku bak rice with prawns

Today we will prepare kubak rice with prawns, one of the signature dishes of Chinese food. It is a very crunchy puffed rice which we will add some tender prawns, vegetables and soy sauce.

The mixture of these ingredients causes an explosion of flavor on the palate with a rice that maintains its firm texture even when hydrated.


  • 250 grams of peeled prawns, deveined and without head
  • 400 grams of rice
  • 2 white onions
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 ½ courgettes
  • 50 grams of flour
  • 4 spoonfuls of soy sauce
  • 200 millilitres of vegetable stock
  • Olive oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Cook the rice in a pot with water over medium-high heat for about 20 minutes, once ready, drain and dry it with a piece of kitchen paper.
  2. Place parchment paper on the baking tray, then add the rice and cook for 30 minutes at 150 degrees Celsius (° C ).
  3. Meanwhile, finely chop the onion, courgette and carrot. In a frying pan or wok, add a drizzle of oil and sauté the onion. After a couple of minutes, add the carrot and zucchini.
  4. Cook the vegetables over low heat, after 2 minutes add the prawns and sauté for a couple of minutes more until the prawns are pink.
  5. Add the flour, stir the shrimp and vegetable mixture a few times, then add the soy sauce and broth.
  6. Let the sauce thicken and in the meantime, fry the rice in a frying pan over medium heat. Once ready, transfer the rice to a bowl with the shrimp and vegetable mixture.


  • You can integrate the rice into the shrimp and vegetable cooking, or you can serve it separately and let each diner mix it on their plate.
  • This recipe for kubak with prawns also accepts chicken meat. You’ll need to cook two chicken breasts and shred them. It’s that easy.
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