Mushroom rice is an easy flavourful rice recipe made with button mushrooms, onion, garlic & black pepper etc. It can be served on its own or as a side dish.
This is a one pot mushroom rice recipe, vegan and gluten free. It is an absolute treat for mushroom lovers & makes for a quick delicious dinner or lunch. You can have it on its own or serve with some dishes like crispy tofu, stir fried broccoli, sticky cauliflower or gravy manchurian.
Mushrooms are rich source of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals like potassium, zinc & magnesium etc. They can be used in variety of recipes like pilaf, curries, appetisers, pasta or can be just sautéed in some garlic butter as side dish. Mushrooms are often added in broths or soups to add umami flavour.
The important thing in this mushroom rice recipe is to bring out the flavours so that they can all be soaked up by rice. This is done by first sautéing the mushrooms in olive oil, butter & then later on cooking them with rice. Onion, garlic and spring onions are added to further enhance the flavour of rice.
It is one of my favourite mushrooms recipe as it makes for a filling meal with punch of mushroom flavour. As much as I love mushrooms, my husband dislikes them to the core. I am still amused by the fact how can anyone not like these delicious earthy juicy mushrooms.
Which type of rice is used in making mushroom rice?
I have used long grain Basmati rice in this recipe. Personally I like the way they turn out nice & fluffy with mushrooms. Jasmine rice tends to turns out sticky but you can use them too. Please make sure you wash the rice well 2 to 3 times and soak them for 15 minutes to get rid of all the dust & extra starch. It is a simple step but make the rice fluffy and grains don’t stick to each other. For a healthier version you can even use brown rice or quinoa.
Can I make this mushroom rice ahead of time?
Yes you can make mushroom rice a few hours ahead of time and store it in fridge. Just add a splash of water & microwave them for 2 minutes before serving.
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Hope you will like this delicious & easy mushroom rice recipe!!
List Of Ingredients : (Serves 3 to 4)
- Basmati Rice (Long Grain Rice)-1 cup
- Water / Vegetable Stock-2 cups
- Olive Oil- 1 tbsp
- Butter / Vegan Butter-1/2 tbsp
- Button Mushrooms-350 grams
- Onion (Finely chopped)-1
- Garlic Cloves (crushed)-2 to 3
- Salt- 1tsp (to taste)
- Crushed Black Pepper-1 tsp
- Soy Sauce- 2 tsp
- Chopped Spring onion Greens-1/4 cup
1. Mushrooms sautéed in butter tastes absolutely divine. However if you don’t want to use butter, you can use only olive oil or sesame oil.
2. Adjust the salt in the rice as per your taste.
3. Instead of spring onions you can also use some chopped parsley or coriander.
Wash the rice well 2 to 3 times to get rid of dust & extra starch. Soak them in fresh water for 15-20 minutes. While the rice is soaking let’s move to next step.
Wash the mushrooms once while scrubbing them gently. Pat dry them on a kitchen towel. This is done to make sure no dust or dirt is left on mushroom surface.
Slice the mushrooms carefully. Don’t slice them too thin as they can disintegrate or break quickly during cooking. Keep these aside.
Heat butter & oil in a pan. Add finely chopped onion & garlic to it. Sauté for 1-2 minutes.
Add mushroom slices to the same pan & sauté them for 4-5 minutes on medium high flame. (After sautéing you can even keep few mushroom slices aside for garnishing but it is totally optional).
Add water/vegetable stock and soy sauce to the sautéed mushrooms & mix gently. Discard the water in which rice was soaked. Add this soaked rice, salt & crushed black pepper to this pan. Bring the water to boil & then partially cover with lid.
Let the rice cook for 12 to 15 minutes. Check after 12 minutes to see if there is any water left. If you still see the water, cover with lid & let the rice cook for some more time.
Once the mushroom rice is cooked, fluff them carefully with a fork and garnish with some fresh spring onion greens. Bon Appetit!!
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