Sunday Pilaf
Recipe type: Vegan Gluten Free Plant Based
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Serves: 4-6
A flavorful rice pilaf that can be a side or a main dish
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 tbsp avocado or coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh garlic
  • ¾ cup chopped olives
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 3.2 oz package shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • ⅓ cup chopped cilantro
  • Himalayan salt to taste
  • cracked black pepper to taste
  • 4 cups cooked brown long grain jasmine rice
  1. To cook your brown rice, follow the directions on the package or boil 4 cups of water and add two cups of rice and simmer with lid on and very low heat until done. Make sure the rice water has salt(taste)
  2. Chop your onion and sauté in the oil until they start to soften and take on some color
  3. Add the garlic and sauté some more
  4. Taste for salt and pepper
  5. Add the lemon zest and stir around
  6. Add the mushrooms, olives, and raisins and stir to combine well and allow to cook for a few minutes, stirring. Taste for salt
  7. Lastly add the cooked rice and stir well. Cover and let cook a couple of minutes, stirring. Taste for seasoning
  8. Stir in the cilantro just before serving so the cilantro stays a nice green color
  9. Serve
  10. Enjoy!
Recipe by Peoples Nutritional Consulting at