Vegan High Protein Wild Mushroom Quinoa Pilaf Recipe

This quinoa and wild mushroom pilaf only takes minutes to make, yet is sophisticated and delicious, equally perfect for a weeknight high protein dinner or to share with a health-conscious date. A great way to take advantage of wild mushroom season and go foraging or enjoy the seasonal offerings at your local farmers market or health food store.

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Cuisine

British

Time

15 - 30 mins

Skill Level

Newbie

Serves

2

Courses etc.

Detox
Lunch Box
Main Courses
Recipes for kids

You will need

IngredientAdd
1/2 cup or 100g red quinoa OR More products
1/2 cup or 100g black quinoa More products
250g of a mixture of wild mushrooms, including :
Shiitake mushrooms More products
Cep mushrooms This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
Girolles mushrooms This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
St Georges mushrooms This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
Pied Bleu mushrooms This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
Girolles mushrooms This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
Hedgehog mushrooms This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
Chanterelles mushrooms This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
2 Tbsp olive oil More products
2 cloves garlic, crushed More products
a small handful fresh flat or curly parsley, chopped This item is only available in our high street shops. More products
freshly ground black pepper, to taste More products

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Method

  • Start by washing the quinoa in plenty of cold water. This helps get rid of the saponins that coat quinoa grains, and that can make quinoa bitter if not washed off. Drain the quinoa and set it aside.
  • Next, prepare the mushrooms. If possible, do not wash them ; instead, clean them with a little brush and kitchen roll, then chop them into cubes about 1 inch x 1 inch (or 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm).
  • If you do have to wash the mushrooms, do so very quickly, so that they do not become waterlogged, then pat dry them, and them finally cut them up.
  • Heat the olive oil in a deep frying pan (choose one that has a lid) over medium heat.
  • Add the mushroom pieces and stir fry for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Add the drained quinoa ad stir fry for a couple of minutes to coat the quinoa, before adding the water.
  • Cover and bring to the boil, then lower the heat and allow to cook for about 15 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed.
  • Take the lid off and fluff the quinoa with a fork. Add the crushed garlic and the chopped parsley, season to taste with freshly black pepper, stir through again and serve right away.

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