Cambodian Prawn Stir Fry (Recovery)

Written by Sprout Cooking School & Sprout Health Studio

This is the perfect recovery meal after the City-Bay Fun Run or after a big training session. It’s nutritious and delicious and provides all the protein, carbohydrate and vitamins and minerals that you need to effectively recover from an exercise session. However, the best part is, if you aren’t likely to go home and prepare a meal after a hard workout this recipe lends itself well to reheating, or you can have all of the vegetables pre-chopped, your rice precooked and the prawns defrosted so all you need to do is throw everything in the wok and you’ll be enjoying your recovery meal before you’ve cooled down!


(Serves 4)

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 300g Prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 3 Garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 Long red chilli, thinly sliced
  • 1 Lemongrass stem, bruised
  • ¼ Bunch coriander, leaves picked and stems thinly sliced
  • ¼ Cup roasted unsalted cashews, roughly chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 4 Spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Cup green beans, topped and tailed
  • 1 Green capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1 Yellow capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 200ml Tinned reduced-fat coconut milk
  • 2 Cups cooked basmati rice


  1. Heat a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add the olive oil, then the prawns. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 seconds or until lightly browned. Remove the prawns from the wok and set aside.
  2. Add garlic, chilli, lemongrass and coriander stems to the wok and cook for 3-4 minutes or until fragrant. Add the cashews and turmeric and cook for another minute. Add half the spring onions, green beans and capsicum. Stir in the fish sauce, brown sugar and coconut milk and cook for 1-2 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Return the prawns to the wok and warm through. Discard the lemongrass.
  3. Divide rice between serving bowls and spoon over prawn stir fry. Top with remaining spring onions and coriander.

Nutrition Information:

(Per Serve)

  • Energy: 1708kJ (408cal)
  • Protein: 24.4g
  • Sodium: 1243mg
  • Fat: 14.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 42.4g
  • Sat Fat: 4.9g
  • Sugar: 10.1g
  • Fibre: 6.8g

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PUBLIC STATEMENT: 14 October 2021

Lumary City-Bay Fun Run will not go ahead in 2021


It is with great disappointment that the Lumary City-Bay confirms it will not proceed in 2021.

Lumary City-Bay, which is run by a volunteer Management Committee, has been working on delivering a Covid-safe City-Bay for many months now.

On review, the invitation by SA Health to the City-Bay on 8 October 2021 to revise and resubmit an updated COVID Management Plan for reassessment, was made with reference to guidelines which had already considered, including removing the post-run activities.

City-Bay’s volunteer Management Committee could not see any further changes it could make to running its event on November 7 that would change the reasons SA Health COVID Management Committee sighted for declining the 2021 City-Bay approval. These were:

  • High risk of transmission from increased exhalation during the event
  • Uncontrolled outbreaks in neighbouring eastern states
  • Significant impact on the State’s resources – testing capacity, contact tracing, hospital beds etc in case of an outbreak

Furthermore, even if approval was received within the week, the very tight timelines mean it would be impossible to reinstate some operational aspects of the event and successfully deliver the Lumary City-Bay in 2021.

The Lumary City-Bay Team, sponsors and charities remain extremely disappointed, but the decision has now fired all of us up for a bigger and stronger event in 2022. We hope it has fired you up as well and we look forward to your ongoing support in 2022.

We confirm entrants are offered a choice to carry-over their entry to the 2022 Lumary City-Bay (that option would be our preferred), donate to the City-Bay Trust or request a full refund.
We appreciate and thank the Community of South Australia for their continuing support.