Healthy Recipes, Rice & Grains

Chestnut and Mushroom Pilaf Recipe

Chermoula Recipe

This recipe comes from ‘The Patrick Holford Low-GL Diet’ book. It is easy to make and very tasty. You can swop-out the chestnuts with another type of nut if you cant find chestnuts.


170g Peeled cooked chestnuts
1tbsp Olive oil
60g Brown basmati rice
1 Small onion chopped
2 Cloves garli
150ml Vegetable stock
110g Shiitake mushrooms sliced
2.5cm Root of ginger
2 tsp Tamari or soya sauce
60g Frozen peas


Gently heat the oil in a heavy base frying pan and fry the rice 3 – 4 minutes
Add garlic and ginger, string for 30 seconds then add the onion, cooking for a further
3 minutes. Lastly add the mushrooms and cook for a further 3 minutes.

Stir in the Vegetable stock liquid and the chestnuts, then cover and simmer until the liquid is absorbed and the rice just tender (+/- 35minutes)

Stir in the green peas and allow them to cook

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