Spiced rice and mushroom en croute

  • serves 6
  • Easy

Try out this simple recipe for a delicious veggie alternative to salmon en croute. Turmeric spiced rice, mushroom and cranberries are encased in buttery puff pastry.



  • puff pastry 500g block
  • egg 1, beaten


  • basmati rice 60g
  • turmeric a pinch
  • lemon 1, zested
  • onion 1, finely chopped
  • chestnut mushrooms 600g, sliced
  • butter
  • parsley or tarragon a handful, chopped
  • dried cranberries 1 tbsp
  • eggs 2, hard-boiled and chopped
  • sesame seeds to decorate


  • Step 1

    Cook the rice with the turmeric and lemon zest, drain and cool. Gently fry the onion and mushrooms in the butter until soft. Stir in the rice, herbs, cranberries and eggs and season.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oven to 200c/fan 180c/gas 6. Roll out the pastry into a rectangle. Put the mix down one side in a log, fold the pastry over to make a parcel, trim, crimp the sides and brush with beaten egg.

    Add some leaf decorations if you like and brush again. Chill for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and bake for 30 minutes.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 546
  • Carbs 43.2g
  • Protein 12g
  • Fat 37.3g
  • Salt 1.01g
  • Saturates 16.8g
  • Fibre 1.8g