Guacamole & Prawn Rice

At my house, avocados are like spoiled children. We love them, but frankly using them for salads or dips only was getting pretty dull. Could I recreate the magic and fall in love again? And yes, finally, what will now be a regular at mine is this amazing guacamole rice, with or without the prawn. Welcome back, my favourites.

Shopping list:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 diced tomato
  • 6-7 pieces of sliced jalapeno {or 1 large fresh jalapeno}
  • Handful leaves of coriander & basil {it’s okay if fresh produce isn’t available}
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • A pinch of cumin {jeera}
  • Cooked rice {brown or white} in a medium sized bowl
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp chilli sauce/ or pinch of chilli flakes
  • 10-15 small sized prawns {optional}
  • 4-5 sticks of asparagus {optional}

Tip for buying avocados: Give the flesh a soft squeeze, and it should yield to moderate pressure. However, sometimes a soft avocado is actually bruised. Since there’s nothing more disappointing than slicing into a browned avocado, I’ve got another way of testing for ripeness. Flick the small brown stem off the top of the avocado. If it comes off easily and you can see green underneath it, the avocado is ripe! If the stem doesn’t come off or if you see brown, the avocado is not ripe. Thank you Katie from Popsugar.com for this tip.

  1. Step 1: If you are using prawns in this recipe, toss them in hot oil {about 2-3 tbsp} for about 4-5 minutes before adding basil and salt. You may also add red chilli flakes, or chilli paste/sauce {about 1 tsp}. I also added asparagus to the prawns at this point. You can add mushrooms or beans if you have them at home.
  2. Step 2: Add rice to the prawns/vegetables. Stir well, check salt and turn off heat. Wait for the mix to cool for 4-5 mins.
  3. Step 3: Blend the avocado flesh, jalapenos and cumin {if seeds} and add to the rice mix.
  4. Step 4: Add tomatoes, onion, coriander, lemon juice and salt to taste.

Serve slightly warm or cold.

Guacamole-Rice3Courtesy: Foxeslovelemons

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