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Varo Jollof Rice with Marinated Prawns

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.
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