Lemony mushroom pilaf

Lemony mushroom pilaf

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

If you're after a lighter alternative to risotto, this low-fat mushroom pilaf is just the ticket

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
249
protein
12g
carbs
44g
fat
4g
saturates
2g
fibre
2g
sugar
4g
salt
0.62g

Ingredients

  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 300g mixed mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200g mixed basmati rice and wild rice
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • small bunch snipped chives
  • 6 tbsp light soft cheese with garlic and herbs

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Method

Put 2 tbsp of the stock in a non-stick pan, then cook the onion for 5 mins until softened – add a splash more stock if it starts to dry out. Add mushrooms and garlic and cook for 2 mins more. Add the rice and lemon zest and juice, mixing well. Pour in remaining stock and seasoning and bring to the boil. Turn down, cover and simmer for 25-30 mins until rice is tender. Stir through half each of the chives and soft cheese, then serve topped with the remaining chives and soft cheese.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2011

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ibizafan's picture
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Nice fresh flavours, and tastes nice after being frozen and reheated another day. Make sure completely cold before freezing though for safety. Yum.

hannahsplatter's picture
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Didn't have chives so chopped up some spring onions to put on top instead. Very tasty and interesting, but I think the portion sizes were a bit small.

alisonpg's picture
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Made this without any cheese because I didn't have any. Tasted great, very easy to make and a good budget meal. Recommended without the cheese!

rachaelsmith84's picture
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This was really disappointing, and the name 'lemony mushroom pilaf' is misleading, it only tasted of the soft cheese, and it overpowered any other flavour to the detriment of the dish. Maybe if you use less cheese it would be nicer, but i won't be making it again to find out.

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