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Chicken & Mushroom Pilaf

Yields6 ServingsCook Time20 mins

 1½ cups long grain rice, rinsed
 ¼ cup olive oil
 400g button mushrooms, thinly sliced
 6 green onions, thinly sliced
 100g dried dessert figs, chopped (see tip)
 2 oranges, rind finely grated, juiced
 1½ cups shredded cooked chicken
 1 cup roasted salted cashews
 ½ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped

Cook rice following the absorption method on the packet (for a quick microwave method, see tip below). Rinse under cold water then drain well. Spread the cool rice out onto a baking tray. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour, if time permits.


Heat 1½ tablespoons oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and green onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Add the figs, orange rind and 2 tablespoons orange juice. Cook for 1 minute.


Reduce heat to medium. Add the rice, chicken and cashews. Cook, tossing gently, for 3–4 minutes or until heated through.


Whisk together remaining 1½ tablespoons oil, 1/3 cup orange juice, parsley and salt and pepper until well combined. Pour the dressing over the pilaf and stir to combine. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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