Mushroom and nut pilaf

Mushroom and nut pilaf


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About this recipe: Mushrooms and cashews combine to make this gorgeous pilaf, ideal as a side dish for a wide variety of main dishes. This is the quicker and easier version of a pilaf, which traditionally can be a bit tricky to get just right.


Serves: 6 

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 225g brown rice
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 sticks celery, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 110g cashew nuts, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 yellow pepper, seeded and minced
  • 170g button mushrooms
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. In a large saucepan over a medium heat, warm two tablespoons olive oil and fry the rice for 2 to 3 minutes then cover with boiling water. Cook for 35 to 40 minutes or until soft and fluffy then drain.
  2. In a frying pan, warm the remainder of the oil then add the onion and cook and stir until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the celery, garlic, nuts, peppers and mushrooms and cook together for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring often. Add the rice and stir until well mixed and evenly warmed through, season well. Remove from the heat and serve hot.

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