Mushroom Pea Rice, frugal food

mushroom pea rice

Mushroom pea rice is a very simple dish, but utterly delicious. Nice with salad as a light meal or as part of a larger dinner with a baked potato or oven chips. It is pictured above as an accompaniment to a curry.

Quantities are entirely adjustable. For our huge horde we cooked 500g of rice, 2 punnets of mushrooms and half a bag of peas.

Extra frugal if you follow our food shopping tips or forage for mushrooms.

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  • rice
  • a little olive oil
  • sliced mushrooms
  • frozen peas
  • salt to taste.


Prepare the rice as per packet instructions. While it’s cooking, fry the mushrooms and peas in the oil. Cover and let the peas simmer in the mushroom juices for a few minutes until cooked. Add salt. Once the rice is ready, mix it all together.

Thrifty tip: prepare more rice than you need and make tomato and rice soup or rice salad the next day

If you liked this mushroom pea rice recipe, try our other frugal fare!

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