turmeric spiced mushroom recipe

Turmeric-Spiced Mushroom Pilaf

Adapted from: Jacqueline Whitehart

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour

Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Serves: 2


½ tbsp. pine nuts

1 tsp. EVOO

1 red onion, thinly sliced

1 ½ tsp. turmeric

9 oz. brown mushrooms, sliced

½ cup brown rice, rinsed

1 tsp. raisins

1 ¼ cups vegetable stock

juice from ½ lemon

1 handful of cilantro, chopped

salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.

2. Toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan, remove from heat, and set aside.

3. Heat the olive oil in an ovenproof casserole, add the onion and turmeric, and fry for 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, and fry for another 2 minutes. Add the rice, raisins, and stock, and stir.

4. Place in the oven. Cook for 45-55 minutes, checking if you need to add a little more water halfway through until the rice is tender.

5. Stir in the toasted pine nuts, lemon juice, cilantro, and a little salt and pepper, then serve and enjoy!

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Turmeric-Spiced Mushroom Pilaf