Dig In Chick’n Sharing Rice

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We wanted to make a really nice, well flavoured, perfectly cooked pot of rice - so we did just that! Using well seasoned ripped king oyster mushrooms instead of chicken is the key here to get that lovely flavour.

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For the spiced ‘chicken’

<item-todo-done>500g king oyster mushrooms<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp Baharat (Turkish spice mix)<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp plant-based chicken seasoning<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Salt & pepper<item-todo-done>

For the rice

<item-todo-done>2 brown onions<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>4 cloves garlic<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp plant-based butter<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>260g basmati rice<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 vegetable stock pot mixed with 500ml boiling water<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 tbsp rose harissa paste<item-todo-done>

For the zhoug yoghurt

<item-todo-done>10g coriander<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>10g parsley<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 clove garlic<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 green chilli<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp cumin<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> the juice of half a lemon<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100g plant-based plain yoghurt<item-todo-done>

To serve

<item-todo-done>10g mint<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>10g coriander<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>4 tbsp crispy onions<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Preheat oven to 200˚C, fan setting | Large roasting tray lined with non-stick baking paper | Kettle boiled | Large deep-sided frying pan with a matching lid | Powerful blender

Prepare the mushrooms

  • Cut the caps off the mushrooms and slice them finely.
  • Rip the mushroom stems into 1cm thick strands.
  • Add the ripped and sliced mushrooms to the baking-paper lined roasting tray and sprinkle over the Baharat and chicken seasoning.
  • Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Massage everything together with clean hands and put the tray in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden and crisp.

Start the rice

  • Peel and finely slice the brown onions.
  • Peel and finely slice the garlic.
  • Heat the large deep-sided frying pan over a medium heat with the plant-based butter.
  • Once melted, add the sliced onions with a pinch of salt and cook for 8 minutes, stirring regularly, until softened and caramelised. 

    Meanwhile, make the zhoug

  • Peel the remaining garlic clove and trim the stalk off the green chilli.
  • Add the peeled garlic and trimmed chilli to the blender with the coriander, parsley, ground cumin and lemon juice.
  • Season with a pinch of salt and blitz until smooth.
  • Stir in the olive oil and taste for seasoning, adding a little more salt if needed.

Back to the rice

  • Once the onions are caramelised, add the sliced garlic and basmati rice and cook for 2 minutes, stirring to coat the rice grains in all of the butter.
  • Pour over the stock and bring to the boil over a high heat.
  • Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover with the lid and Cook for an initial 8 minutes.

Finish the rice

  • Once the rice has had 8 minutes, remove the lid from the pan and dollop over the harissa.
  • Gently marble the harissa through the rice, trying not to fully mix it in.
  • Put the lid back on and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes until all the stock is absorbed and the rice is cooked.

Prepare your toppings and serve

  • Pick the mint and coriander leaves from their stalks, throw the stalks away.
  • Once everything is done, remove the lid from the rice.
  • Top with a few big dollops of yoghurt and zhoug.
  • Gently marble the zhoug into the yoghurt.
  • Scatter the crispy chicken over the top, then sprinkle over the crispy onions and coriander and mint leaves.
  • Season a grind of black pepper and dig in!

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