‘Doria’ is a rice dish. Early 20th century in Japan, a Swiss chef created this dish for the first time. Butter rice or pilaff is covered with white sauce and grated parmesan cheese, then baked in the oven. ‘Doria’ is very popular in Japan. I cooked this Prawn Doria using left over prawns (and lobster) at a Christmas time. The yellow rice is coloured by grated carrot. It’s prettier and more nutritious.


4 Servings


4 servings Cooked Rice
1 tablespoon Oil
1/2 to 1 Onion *finely chopped
1/2 Carrot *grated
8 or more Cooked Prawns *Of course you can use fresh Prawns
Salt & Pepper
1/2 cup Frozen Peas & Corn
1-2 teaspoons Oil *for greasing the baking dish
1 cup  Tasty Cheese *grated, you can add grated Parmesan
*Note: I added some leftover cooked Broccoli as well.

White Sauce
40g Butter
1/4 cup Plain Flour
2 cups Milk
Salt & Pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 200C.
  2. Heat Oil in a frying pan, cook finely chopped Onion until soft, add Cooked Prawns, Cooked Rice and grated Carrot, then add Frozen Peas & Corn and season with Salt and Pepper.
  3. To make White Sauce, heat Butter in a saucepan over medium heat until melted and foaming, add Flour and cook stirring until mixture bubbles. Slowly add Milk, stirring constantly until sauce boils and thickens. Season with Salt & Pepper.
  4. Slightly Oil a large ovenproof dish, place the Rice mixture and pour the White Sauce over the Rice. Cover with grated Cheese, and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.