Shiitake Mushroom Rice Pilaf

 

 Serves 4 - 6

 Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup long-grained rice
  2. 1 tbsp olive oil
  3. 1 tsp minced garlic
  4. 1 large chopped onion
  5. 2 red, green, or yellow peppers, chopped
  6. 1 cup chopped dried mushrooms
  7.  mushrooms
  8. 2 cups vegetable stock
  9. 1 tsp rosemary
  10. ½ tsp sage
  11. 1 Tbsp chopped parsley and some for garnishing
  12. 2 Tbsp almonds, half for stirring in and half for garnishing
  13. Salt and pepper taste

    Instructions 

    1. Soak the dried mushrooms in 2 cups stock for 15 minutes.
    2. Drain the mushrooms and chop, keeping the stock.
    3. Saute garlic, onion and peppers in heated oil. Add mushrooms.
    4. Add rice. Stir once and add stock, rosemary, sage, parsley, salt and pepper.
    5. (Pilaf refers to rice cooked in a stock.)
    6. Bring to boil, cover and lower heat.
    7. Simmer for about 15 – 20 minutes till rice has absorbed the stock.
    8. Stir in almonds and transfer mixture to serving bowl.
     Serving suggestions:

    Garnish with almonds and parsley.

    Recipes created & tested by Elsa Dixon, Travels with Elsa