Mushroom and brown basmati pilaf

  • serves 4
  • Easy

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.



  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 308
  • Carbs 54.5g
  • Protein 8.4g
  • Fat 7.7g
  • Salt 0.6g
  • Saturates 3.9g
  • Fibre 4.1g