Mushroom & Hazelnut Loaf

We all need a good loaf recipe. Especially in the winter when you are starting to get tired of all those soups, stews and pastas, but still feel like making something special. We’ve tried a couple of different ones and this is by far our favorite.

We have filled it with mushroom, hazelnut, leek and brown rice and it works perfect as a main course with salad, on a buffet table, as a starter, or sliced on bread the next day.
We like our loaf crunchy so we are chopping the nuts very roughly which makes it a little bit difficult to slice, but since we slice quite large pieces it’s not a problem. If you like thin slices you should chop everything thoroughly.

Mushroom & Hazelnut Loaf
Serves 4

Olive oil
2 garlic
200 g mushroom (sliced)
200 g hazelnut (chopped)
200 g leek (sliced)
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp rosemary
salt & pepper

4 eggs
1/2 cup soya milk
1/2 cup brown rice (boiled and cold)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
salt & lemon pepper

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Pour olive oil in a frying pan and sauté garlic, mushroom, hazelnuts and leek. Add thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Let it stir for 10 minutes and set aside for a couple of minutes. Mix eggs, soya milk, rice and the spices in a bowl and add the vegetables. Pour everything into a non-stick loaf pan. (If you don’t have a non-stick pan you can use parchment paper or some oil). Bake it for 45 minutes.