Easy mushroom pilau

Easy mushroom pilau

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  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 150g/5½oz mushrooms, thickly sliced or halved if small
  • 1–1½ tsp medium curry powder, to taste
  • 85g/3oz long-grain rice
  • ½ vegetable or chicken stock cube, crumbled
  • 50g/1¾oz frozen peas
  • ground black pepper


  1. Put the oil, onion, and mushrooms in a large saucepan. Season with lots of pepper and fry over high heat for 5 minutes.

  2. Stirring regularly with a wooden spoon. Sprinkle over the curry powder and cook for 1 minute more.

    1. Stirring constantly.

  3. Tip the rice into the pan and stir in the stock cube and 400ml water.

  4. Cover the pan with a lid and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook the rice at a low simmer for 10 minutes.

  5. Remove the lid, stir in the peas and cook over high heat for 2 minutes or maybe 3 minutes at best.

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