How to make Brown Rice Pulao with Prawns and Sausages -

Brown rice cooked with prawns and chicken sausages in prawn stock to make a delicious pulao

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Pulao, Brown basmati rice (ब्राउन बास्मती चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Brown Rice Pulao with Prawns and Sausages

Brown Rice Pulao with Prawns and Sausages Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Brown Rice Pulao with Prawns and Sausages Recipe

  • Pulao

  • Brown basmati rice , soaked for 1/2 hour 1 1/2 cups

  • Large prawns , peeled and deveined 10-12

  • Large chicken sausage 1

  • Pork sausages 2-3

  • Onion , peeled 1 large

  • Olive oil 3 tablespoons

  • Garlic , finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Black peppercorns 10-12

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies , finely chopped 2-3

  • Fresh red chillies , finely chopped 2-3

  • Lemon 1

  • Italian lemon wedges to garnish

  • Fresh red chillies to garnish

  • Prawn stock

  • Olive oil 1 tablespoon

  • Large prawns , heads, shells and tails 8-10


Step 1

To make the stock, heat oil in a deep non-stick pan, add prawn shells and sauté well for 1-2 minutes. Add 5-6 cups of water and mix well and boil for 20 minutes. Occasionally discard the scum that may rise to the top.

Step 2

To make the pulao, slice onion. Heat oil in another deep non-stick pan, add onion and sauté till translucent.

Step 3

Thickly slice chicken sausage and add to the pan, mix well and cook for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add garlic and mix well. Slice pork sausages and add and sauté on high heat. Cook, stirring continuously, till the mixture turns golden.

Step 5

Add black peppercorns, brown rice, salt, green chillies and red chillies and mix well.

Step 6

Strain 4 cups of stock directly into the rice mixture and mix well. Cook for 8-10 minutes on medium heat.

Step 7

Arrange prawns on the rice mixture, cut lemon and squeeze juice directly into the pan and mix. Cover with aluminium foil and cook for 8-10 minutes.

Step 8

Remove the aluminium foil, garnish with lemon wedges, green chillies and fresh red chillies. Serve hot.

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