Libanese rice with mushrooms and pine nuts


Embrace the beauty of plant-based cooking as we pay homage to the rich traditions of Lebanese cuisine. Our Lebanese Rice with Mushrooms and Pine Nuts recipe combines the earthiness of mushrooms, the crunch of pine nuts, and aromatic spices, resulting in a culinary symphony that will leave you craving more. Ready? Let’s dig in!

Video recipe:

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes




🌱1 cup basmati rice

🌱2 cups water

🌱800 g mushrooms

🌱2 spring onion sticks

🌱3 cloves of garlic

🌱1 cinnamon stick

🌱1/2 tsp coriander

🌱1/2 tsp cumin

🌱Salt & pepper to taste

🌱4 Tbsp olive oil

🌱30 g pine nuts 

How to prepare:

  • In a medium pot, add 1 cup of rice and 1 cup of water. Season the mixture with salt, pepper, coriander, and cumin. But wait, here’s the surprise element: add a fragrant cinnamon stick to infuse a delightful flavour.
  • Cover the pot with a lid and allow the rice to boil until all the water is absorbed. The exact boiling time may vary, so it’s best to follow the instructions on the rice package for optimal results.
  • While the rice is cooking, take a non-stick pan and gently roast a handful of pine nuts until they turn golden brown. These crunchy little gems will add a delightful texture to your dish. Set them aside.
  • Then, in the same pan, heat some olive oil and cook your choice of mushrooms to perfection. Add chopped spring onions and season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper for added depth of flavor.
  • To serve, create a beautiful base layer of the flavours-infused rice on a plate or in a bowl. Top it with the savoury mushrooms and generously sprinkle the roasted pine nuts for a delightful crunch.
  • Sit back, take a moment to appreciate the aromatic blend of spices, and savour each mouthful of this plant-based Lebanese rice with mushrooms and pine nuts. Enjoy the symphony of flavours and textures that will transport you to the vibrant culinary world of Lebanon.


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