Lemony mushroom pilaf

Lemony mushroom pilaf

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(18 ratings)

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…

  • 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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Linda Kinsella
25th Mar, 2018
I slightly deviated from the recipie i added smoked bacon, thyme, spinach and some toasted nuts for crunch. Turned out excellent and will be making again
2nd May, 2017
What has happened to your website? It is so full of adverts,i can only see half a recipe at a time!
26th Jan, 2016
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.
13th Nov, 2012
Nice fresh flavours, and tastes nice after being frozen and reheated another day. Make sure completely cold before freezing though for safety. Yum.
30th Mar, 2012
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.
27th Nov, 2011
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!
3rd Jan, 2018
That is great to know! I am always on the lookout for vegetarian recipes with no cheese.
22nd Dec, 2010
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.
8th Jul, 2016
I made this and it is really yummy, but I think it seems way to delicious for such low calorie rating. Is this definitely correct?
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9th Aug, 2016
Thank you for your query and the good news is...yes it is! Enjoy :-)
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