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Garlic Prawn Scampi with Cauliflower Rice Recipe

garlic prawn scampi

Garlic Prawn Scampi with Cauliflower Rice

Stacey Crawford
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Main Course, Starter
Cuisine Modern
Servings 4 servings


  • Instant Pot Multi Pressure Cooker


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, trimmed stem removed, and cut into medium-sized florets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 80 ml white wine
  • 240 ml chicken stock
  • 900 g uncooked prawns peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp fine grind sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


  • Place a steamer basket with legs in the inner pot, and add 1 cup water to the bottom of the pot. Add the cauliflower to the steamer basket.
  • Select Pressure Cook and set the cook time for 1 minute.
  • When the cook time is complete, quick release the pressure.
  • Open the lid and carefully remove the steamer basket and cauliflower from the inner pot. Set aside.
  • Carefully remove the inner pot from the base, drain and wipe dry with a paper towel, and return the pot to the base.
  • Add the cauliflower florets to a food processor or blender and pulse until a rice-like texture is formed. Set aside.
  • Select Sauté and add the olive oil and butter to the inner pot. Once the butter is melted, add the garlic and sauté for 3 minutes, or until the garlic becomes fragrant.
  • Add the wine and chicken stock to the pot and simmer for 2 minutes, using a wooden spoon to stir the ingredients and deglaze the bottom of the pot. Press Cancel to turn off the pot. Add the prawns and stir.
  • Put the lid back on and select Meat/Stew and set the cook time for 1 minute.
  • When the cook time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes and then quick release the remaining pressure.
  • Open the lid. Add the lemon juice, sea salt, and black pepper. Stir.
  • Transfer the cauliflower rice to a serving platter. Ladle the shrimp and sauce over the rice and garnish with the parsley. Serve warm.
Keyword Instant Pot, Seafood
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