Lemony mushroom pilaf

Lemony mushroom pilaf

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
If you're after a lighter alternative to risotto, this low-fat mushroom pilaf is just the ticket

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal249
  • fat4g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre2g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.62g
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  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 1 onion, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 300g mixed mushrooms, sliced



    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200g mixed basmati rice and wild rice
  • zest and juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • small bunch snipped chives
  • 6 tbsp light soft cheese with garlic and herbs


  1. 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.

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Comments (5)

toonjangles's picture

The recipe also works well with cauliflower rice to further reduce the calories but you'll need to reduce the amount of stock or drain it off at the end.

ibizafan's picture

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

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

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

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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