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Spiced and jewelled pilaf

Spiced and jewelled pilaf


A veggie rice dish fit for royalty

  • Feeds 2 Feeds 2
  • Ready in 35 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    1430kj 336kcal
  • Fat
    Low 19%
  • Saturates
    Low 20%
  • Sugar
    Low 19%
  • Salt
    High 19%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 45g


  • 1 tbsp Co-op olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 175g mushrooms, finely sliced
  • 1 mild red chilli, sliced (optional)
  • 1 tbsp mild curry powder
  • 150g basmati rice
  • 375ml vegetable stock
  • 125g Co-op baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds, toasted
  • Serve with fresh coriander (optional)


  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and fry the onion, garlic and ginger for 3-4 mins
  2. Add the mushrooms, chilli, if using, and mild curry powder and fry for 2-3 mins more
  3. Stir the basmati rice into the pan, coating it with the spice mixture
  4. Pour over the vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and simmer for 20 mins, until the water has reduced and the rice is tender
  5. Top the rice with the spinach, replace the pan lid, and cook for another 5 mins
  6. To serve, gently stir in the spinach and sprinkle with the dried cranberries, flaked almonds and coriander, if using

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