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Mushroom Pilaf with Toasted Pine Nuts Recipe

Try our Mushroom Pilaf with Toasted Pine Nuts Recipe

Credit: Lisa Guy

Pine nuts are a nutritious seed containing vitamins E and K, magnesium and beneficial monounsaturated fats, all needed for good heart health. Eating foods like garlic, onion and mushrooms that are good sources of the trace mineral selenium will help boost immune function and reduce inflammation in the body.

Serves: 3-4 



  • 4 tbsp cold-pressed olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3-4 garlic, minced
  • 400g sliced mushrooms (white, cremini, shitake)
  • 1½ cups long-grain white rice
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs
  • Small handful fresh thyme
  • Pinch sea salt & pepper
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • Handful parsley, freshly chopped
  • ½ lemon, juice & zest
  • ½ cup toasted pine nuts
  1. In large saucepan over medium heat with olive oil cook onions and garlic until soft.
  2. Wash mushrooms and pat dry with paper towel. Add to pan and cook until soft.
  3. Add rice, Italian herbs, thyme and salt and pepper and stir through.
  4. Add stock; cover and simmer for 20 mins.
  5. Add fresh parsley, lemon juice, zest and toasted pine nuts and cook for further 10 mins.
  6. Allow rice to rest for 5 mins before serving. Top with fresh herbs and more pine nuts.


Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .