Mushroom and Hazelnut Pilaf

    40 min

    This side dish is packed full of flavour and texture. It's made by simmering rice, orzo, mushrooms, onion hazelnuts and herbs together.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 50g butter
    • 90g uncooked long-grain rice
    • 50g uncooked orzo pasta
    • 35g sliced fresh mushrooms
    • 75g chopped onion
    • 4 tablespoons finely chopped celery
    • 500ml chicken stock
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 60g chopped toasted hazelnuts

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Place a large frying pan over medium-low heat. Melt butter, then saute rice, orzo, mushrooms, onion and celery. Stir constantly until rice is lightly browned.
    2. Mix in chicken stock, parsley, marjoram, pepper and hazelnuts. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low, cover frying pan and allow to simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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    Yes, Stephanie, this WAS delicious! Hubby and I both enjoyed this so much. It's clear that toasting the nuts, the orzo and the rice made all the difference in the world. This took a blend of simple ingredients over the top! Pretty and brown,with a wonderful depth of flavor. Just the right amount of seasoning too, that was neither bland nor overpowering. Thanks for sharing your recipe!  -  05 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    even without the nuts, this is good. Try it with wild rice and its better.  -  26 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is excellent! The first time I made it was for a dinner party for 40 people and it turned out perfectly. Everyone raved about it. I added tarragon and used almonds instead of hazelnuts. It has become mine and my family's new favorite side dish!  -  27 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)