Summer Vegetable Pilaf with Maple

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Summer vegetable pilaf with maple syrup
6 portions


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 large red onions, peeled and sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • 2 courgettes, sliced into discs
  • 6-8 fresh tomatoes, mixed variety, cut into quarters
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • 250g basmati rice


  1. Heat olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pan. Add onions and garlic and fry until soft
  2. Next add mustard, stir in maple syrup then add courgettes. Season with salt and pepper
  3. Add vegetable stock followed by tomatoes, mix together then leave to simmer on a medium heat for about 20 – 25 minutes allowing the liquid to reduce down
  4. In the meantime, boil rice following packet instructions, when cooked transfer rice to the pan with courgettes and tomatoes
  5. Fold in rice, check for seasoning and serve

Fluffy rice that’s full of flavour – enjoy this pilaf with the rich sweetness of maple and fresh vegetables.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about Maple

The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest.

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter doesn't contain any butter, or dairy products.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree – that’s all.

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