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Debloat and Detox With This Turmeric-Spiced Mushroom Pilaf

Count turmeric as one spice that should be in every healthy kitchen cupboard. Sprinkling a little bit of the yellow powder may possibly help everything from aches and pains to digestive discomfort. Studies have even shown that turmeric improves liver function by increasing its capability of flushing out toxins, and the spice has been celebrated for its potent antioxidant and cancer-preventing properties.

This turmeric-spiced mushroom pilaf is made from a generous dose of turmeric to a brown rice and mushroom mixture. The result is a mildly spicy, satisfying one-pot meal that helps you feel your best.

Read on for the 200-calorie recipe.

Turmeric-Spiced Mushroom Pilaf

Adapted from The 5:2 Bikini Diet, by Jacqueline Whitehart

Debloat and Detox With This Turmeric-Spiced Mushroom Pilaf


  1. 1/2 tablespoon pine nuts
    1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
    1 red onion, thinly sliced
    1 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    250 grams brown mushrooms, sliced
    95 grams brown rice, rinsed
    1 teaspoon raisins
    300 mL organic vegetable stock
    Juice from 1/2 lemon
    1 handful cilantro, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to gas mark 6.
  2. Toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan, remove from heat, and set aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in an ovenproof casserole dish, add the onion and turmeric, and fry for 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, and fry for a further 2 minutes. Add the rice, raisins, and stock, and stir.
  4. Place in the oven. Cook for 45-55 minutes, checking if you need to add a little more water halfway through, until the rice is tender.
  5. Stir in the toasted pine nuts, lemon juice, cilantro, and a little salt and pepper to taste before serving.

Makes two servings.

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