Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Rice Pilaf with Mushroom & Pinenuts

Pilaf is a rice dish which the rice is simmered in stock till cooked. Spices like cardamon, cinnamon, cloves can be added to flavour the rice. This is the first time I introduced savoury rice pilaf to my kids therefore I've chosen a non spiced pilaf to start with so that my kids will not shun by this rice dish :D They love to munch roasted pine nuts as a snack and mushroom is their favourite food too, so this simple rice pilaf  worked out perfectly for them! ^0^

Soaked Basmati Rice

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Ingredient (3-4 servings)
  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 2 cups vegetable stock (I've used cooked chickpeas broth which I've frozen)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 80gm fresh shiitake mushroom, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 tsp salt (adjust the amt if you are using ready stock bouillon)
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

  1. Rinse rice grain till water runs clear. Soak rice in fresh water for 30mins. Drain away water.
  2. Heat olive oil in HCP (Happy Call Pan). Saute onion over medium heat till soft and fragrant, but not browned. Add in mushroom and fry till flavorful.
  3. Add in rice and stirring evenly to mix for about 2 mins. Add in pine nuts, salt & pepper.
  4. Add in stock and bring to a boil.
  5. Cover pan and adjust flame to low. Cook for 15-20 mins. Do not stir open the lid nor stir the mixture.
  6. Remove the pan from heat and let sit covered for another 10mins.
  7. Stir in butter and chopped parsley and fluff up with spatula. Serve.

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