Mushroom and brown basmati pilaf

Our best pilaf recipe is easy as pie and light on the washing up; perfect mid-week. This recipe uses brown rice, mushrooms and cardamon; topped with yogurt and chives.

Mushroom and brown basmati pilaf


  • Ingredients
  • garlic 2 cloves crushed
  • onion 1 large halved and sliced
  • chestnut mushrooms 250g sliced
  • butter 25g
  • brown basmati rice 250g
  • vegetable stock 500ml hot
  • cardamom pods 4 bruised
  • natural yoghurt 6 tbsp
  • chives a small bunch chopped


  • Method
  • STEP 1
  • Fry the garlic, onion and mushrooms in the butter for 5 minutes.
  • Add the rice, stock and cardamon, cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until the stock is absorbed and the rice is tender.
  • Mix the yoghurt with chives to serve.


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