Rice And Leek Pilaf With Wild Mushrooms

Rice And Leek Pilaf With Wild Mushrooms. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing a recipe for Rice And Leek Pilaf With Wild Mushrooms. This pairing of leeks and tasty wild mushrooms with Indica Rice and aged cheese makes this a hearty and filling dish. Quick and easy to make, ideal for a quick supper or a Saturday lunch with friends. Use highly versatile European Rice, grown in Greece, to ensure quality and flavour.

Rice And Leek Pilaf With Wild Mushrooms

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 300g European Indica Rice
  • 500g dried mushrooms – Porcini, Trumpets and Morels
  • 500ml lukewarm water
  • 500g leeks – finely chopped
  • 100g aged Graviera cheese (optional) – or use a Vegam Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 60g butter – or use a vegan butter
  • 20ml cognac
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch of tarragon


  1. Soak the dried mushrooms in the lukewarm water.
  2. Place a pot of water, with a teaspoon of sugar and pinch of salt, over a medium-high heat and simmer the leeks until they soften. Drain the water.
  3. Place a saucepan over a medium-high heat, melt half the butter, and sauté the rice and partially cooked leeks with the pinch of tarragon, salt and pepper.
  4. Add the mushroom, the cognac and then slowly stir in the mushroom water.
  5. Simmer the mixture for about 20 minutes until cooked.
  6. Grate the cheese.
  7. When ready, remove from the heat, stir in the remaining butter, add the grated cheese, and serve hot.

I hope you enjoyed that.

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European Rice is high quality rice grown in Greece since the 1950s and other European countries. There are two varieties: Indica Rice (long rain) and Japonica Rice (medium grain). European Rice has a high nutritional value, being rich in B vitamins, such as Niacin, Thiamine, Riboflavin and Selenium. The EU is both self-sufficient and a net exporter of Japonica rice. All European rice complies with the Integrated Quality Management System for the Agricultural Production of Rice, which is based on good agricultural practices which respect the environment, protect the producer-grower’s health and offer a healthy and safe product for consumers.

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