Easy Mushroom Rice for Mushroom lovers

Mushroom rice is a rustic and elegant side dish loaded with good earthy flavour which comes from the mushrooms, the hint of ginger and garlic really complements the rice. It looks beautiful, taste delicious and is a very healthy alternative from the regular plain rice. The most amazing thing is that it is not an elaborate or complicated recipe. Easy for bachelors, students and single people, if you have leftover rice then you could use it right away to make this recipe.

Mushroom Rice

Mushrooms with rice, garlic, ginger and onion, what could ever beat that? You can also use it as a main meal if you add cooked chicken after the rice is cooked. This recipe works equally well with white or brown rice, instant or otherwise. It always comes out delicious! You will be surprised that a rice recipe this simple has so much flavour and could bring such richness to otherwise mild-tasting rice.

It is one dish where leftovers are never a problem, and the fact that it takes few minutes to put all these ingredients together as long as you have your cooked rice makes it great for weeknight dinner. The green peas and bell peppers add a sparkling brightness to the dish and they compliment the underlying earthy flavour mushroom.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups of cooked rice
  • 1 lb fresh mushroom
  • Salt and pepper to taste sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 tbsp of ginger
  • ½ cup of onion
  • 1 cup of green peas
  • 1 habanero or jalapenos pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 green onions

Cooking Method

1. Prep the mushrooms, remove any tough stems and then slice all the mushrooms. Chop your onions; mince your garlic and every other ingredient.

2. Place a large saucepan over medium heat.

3. Add oil, minced garlic, ginger, onion and minced habanero. Keep stirring until the onions are soft.

4. Sauté the mushroom until they leave water and are dried up and completely cooked.

5. Add red pepper, green peas and season with salt and black pepper. Fry them over medium-high heat until the peppers begin to soften

6. Pour in the rice, cover the pan and bring to a simmer.

7. Stir in with green onions.

8. Once simmering, lower the heat a little and cook the rice for few minutes or until the liquid absorbs and there are vent holes in the top of the rice.

9. Remove from the heat.

10. Allow it to rest. Leave covered for additional 10 minutes before serving.

Mushroom Rice

Health wise

Mushrooms are healthy for how body consumption, from providing the body with abundant vitamin D to helping the body to fight cancer and so much more.

Professional Tips

  • This recipe’s star is mushroom, so if you ever decide to substitute or tweak anything in this recipe you are free to but never remove the mushroom.
  • For that exotic, floral flavour, you can use minced habanero pepper or you substitute it with minced Jalapenos if you don’t have Habaneros. You may want to remove the seeds of the pepper to reduce the heat.
  • For this recipe, you can use long grain parboiled rice, either way, brown rice or basmati rice can also be used.
  • You can use freshly cooked rice or leftover rice for making mushroom rice recipe, whichever you choose it is advisable not to use overcooked rice or you will end up with mushy rice.
  • Mushrooms do suck up oil, but don’t be tempted to add more oil until the end if necessary.
  • You can increase or reduce the heat level of this meals based on your heat tolerance level.
  • After you have finished cooking, you can leave it off and covered for about 5 to 10 minutes you will find the rice to be fluffier and better cooked if not stirred and served immediately after the heat is turned off.

Best Mushrooms to Use

It really depends on the recipe you are making on which mushrooms would be the best. If you want to get fancy you could try a more exotic mushroom-like shitake, oyster or chanterelle. You can use fresh mushrooms but canned mushrooms will also work out fine.

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