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Lemony Mushroom Pulao

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Lemony Mushroom Pulao
Lemony Mushroom Pulao

Have hungry hordes to feed? Need to cook something fast?

Then try this delicious rice that can be made in flat 40 minutes, if you have the ingredients at home.

 I love those 1 pot meals especially if it is rice based.
But how did I stumble on this rice? I buy Good Food magazine on a regular basis and they generally adorn my bookshelf. The other day as I was racking my brains for bachelor meals I got out all the books and my elder kid flipped through the magazine and asked me to make this rice not only that she typed out the recipe for me and chopped the mushrooms out :D.
The rest is, as they say, is history.

Lemony Mushroom Pulao 

Recipe Source: Good Food
Serves: 1
Time: 40 minutes
  • 150 ml or ¾ cup Vegetable stock + 25ml or 1 tblspn if required
  • ½ Onion, sliced
  • 75 g or a little over ¼ cup Button mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ Garlic cloves,   crushed
  • 50 grams or ¼ cup Basmati
  • ½ Lemon zested and juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper a pinch
  • Spring onion greens, chopped
  • Light soft cheese with garlic (I forgot I had made ricotta specifically for this recipe)
  • 1 ½ tbsp herbs


  • Put 1 tbsp of the stock in a non stick pan add and cook the onions for 5 minutes until soft. You may need to add a splash more stock if it begins to dry out but the secret is  to cook under a lid.
  • Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.
  • Add the rice, lemon zest to the pan, mixing well. (The original recipe said to add the lemon juice here you can add too but since boiling kills the Vit. C I prefer to add it in the end.)
  • Pour in the remaining stock, season and then bring to the boil. Turn down the heat, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes until the rice is tender.
  • Stir through half of the spring onion greens, lemon juice and soft cheese.
  • Then serve topped with the remaining spring onion greens and soft cheese.
Per serving: 249 kcals, protein 12 g, carbs 44g,
fat 4g, sat fat 2g, fibre 2g, salt 0.62g
Lemony Mushroom Pulao
Lemony Mushroom Pulao


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0 thoughts

  • February 10, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Simple and flavorful recipe! Lemon zest adds such a good flavor to the recipe.

  • February 10, 2015 at 3:56 am

    A quick pulao to put together for mushroom lovers.

  • February 10, 2015 at 4:47 am

    The mushroom pulao actually looks very good. .will try the recipe with a mushroom substitute.

  • February 10, 2015 at 11:00 am

    This my kind of pulao, because I love mushrooms.

  • February 10, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Sounds like an interesting rice to make, though I will substitute mushroom!

  • February 10, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Another interesting one pot meal from you!!! I should ditto valli's comment!! Pulao looks tempting, but will substitute mushroom!!!

  • February 10, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Flavorful and tempting pulao,addition of lemon zest sounds interesting…

  • February 10, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Great that kiddo selected this recipe! Good one Archana and I will be making this soon.We love mushroom 🙂

  • February 11, 2015 at 3:32 am

    interesting n tempting pulao..one pot meal!

  • February 11, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Interesting Pulao with lemon zest and cheese. My kids go Ga-ga over mushroom. Will try this. The plate looks cute as well.

  • February 12, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    not the biggest mushroom fan but the lemon flavor must be amazing

  • February 13, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    This pulao looks wonderful , my kind of one pot meal.

  • February 14, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    That is one simply flavorful mushroom pulao.

  • February 16, 2015 at 6:22 am

    Can smell the flavor of this pulao rite from here, inviting dish.

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