Cheat’s vegetarian pilaf

Cheat’s vegetarian pilaf
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Takes 10 min to make and 30 min to cook

Requiring minimum effort, this quick and easy pilaf recipe is perfect for a lazy night in.

Ingredients

  • 550g pack ready-prepared British roasting vegetables
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp baharat spice or ras el hanout
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large shallots
  • 280g pack ready-cooked pilau rice
  • A handful mixed dried fruit and nuts
  • The juice of ½ lemon
  • A handful of fresh coriander leaves

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan200°C/gas 7. Put the vegetables, cut into smaller chunks if large, on a baking tray and toss with 1 tbsp olive oil and 2 tsp baharat spice or ras el hanout. Cook in the oven for 30 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned and cooked through.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large sauté pan with a knob of butter. Slice the shallots and fry for 10 minutes until softened and lightly coloured. Stir through the ready-cooked pilau rice and a handful mixed dried fruit and nuts. Cook for 5 minutes until warmed through.
  3. Squeeze over the juice of ½ lemon and stir through the warm roasted vegetables with a handful of fresh coriander leaves.

delicious. tips

  1. You could add lamb if you’re not vegetarian: Season and pan-fry 2 lamb leg steaks for 2-3 minutes each side until browned but still pink in the middle. Rest for 5 minutes, then slice and mix into the rice with the vegetables.

Subscribe

Fancy getting a copy in print?

Subscribe to our magazine

Rate & review

Rate

Reviews

Share a tip

Or, how about...?

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Savoury pancake recipes

Butternut squash, chickpea and blue cheese pancakes

Make pancakes into a savoury, vegetarian dinner recipe with butternut squash, chickpeas and blue cheese....

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Midweek meal recipes

Cheat’s sticky sausage kebabs with lemon potatoes

These sticky sausage kebabs make an ideal dish for the barbecue and can be made...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Midweek meal recipes

Green veg and chicken tacos with pea guacamole

Enjoy this recipe for your next taco night. Quick and affordable, it’s perfect for those...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Chicken salad recipes

Roast chicken Caesar salad

Turn a typical chicken Caesar salad into something really special by adding juicy roast chicken.

Subscribe to our magazine

Subscribe to delicious. magazine for HALF PRICE

Subscribe

Join our newsletter

Packed with menu ideas, recipes, latest competitions and more...

We treat your data with care. See our privacy policy. By signing up, you are agreeing to delicious.’ terms and conditions. Unsubscribe at any time.