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Egyptian Molokhia with Prawns

Egyptian molokhia with prawns on rice

Egyptian Molokhia with Prawns

(Aslo spelt as Mulukhiyah, Mloukhiya, Molokhia, Molohiya, Mulukhiyya, Malukhiyah, or Moroheiya)

Ingredients:

500g Prawns, peeled, cleaned
1 .5 Litres Fish, Chicken or Vegtable Stock (fresh or bouillon)
1 Large Onion, halved
2 Bay Leaves
Salt and Pepper to taste
750g Bag Frozen Molokhia or Fresh Molokhia Leaves, finely chopped
3 Tbsp Butter
6 Garlic Cloves, crushed
1 Tsp Ground Coriander (optional)
2 Cups of Cooked Rice, boiled, drained well

Dressing: (Optional)
1/2 Small Onion, finely chopped
1/2 Cup White Vinegar

Method:

  1. In a large saucepan add the stock, onion, bay leaves, salt and pepper to taste, bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 10 minutes then discard onion halves.
  3. Add the molokhia, prawns and ground coriander then let simmer on a low heat uncovered for 2 minutes.
  4. While the molokhia is simmering, in a frying pan melt the butter then add the garlic stirring until the garlic is golden then pour into the molokhia saucepan, stir and simmer for 1 more minute then turn heat off.
  5. Serve the molokhia with prawns over rice and add the vinegar dressing as desired.







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