Varo Jollof Rice with Marinated Prawns

Looking to impress your family and friends? This might just be the recipe you need! Marinate fresh prawns to infuse them with a deep flavour, one that pairs perfectly with the rich taste of our Jollof Rice!

  • 400g king prawns
  • 1tbsp ground peanut powder 
  • 1 tsp ground ginger 
  • ½ tsp chilli powder 
  • ½ tsp paprika powder 
  • ½ tsp onion powder 
  • ½ tsp garlic powder 
  • 10g coriander, chopped 
  • 1 lime, juiced 
  • 4tbsp vegetable oil 
  • 1 tsp spoon sea salt 
  • 2 pouches Varo Jollof Vegetable Rice


  • Place the king prawns into a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix together all the ingredients for the marinade: peanut powder, ground ginger, chilli powder, paprika powder, onion powder, garlic powder, chopped coriander, lemon juice, 2tbsps of oil and salt.
  • Add the king prawns to the bowl and mix everything together to completely coat the prawns, leave to marinate for up to 2 hours.
  • Heat the remaining 2tbsps of oil in a frying pan. Add the prawns to the hot oil and fry for 2 minutes on each side, until bright pink and cooked through. Once cooked remove from the pan and keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, heat the Jollof Rice as directed on the package. 
  • Serve the prawns with rice and salad. Finally, sprinkle over the finely sliced spring onions and fresh coriander.
Written by Omamo Binitie
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