Buttered Mushroom Rice

Rice, mushrooms and butter … three simple and noble foods that combine to make an extraordinarily easy and elegant side for almost any kind of meal. Remove the stems from the dried mushrooms and chop if necessary.
Buttered mushroom rice

1 1/2 cups basmati rice
1/2 ounce dried mushrooms
1 clove garlic, peeled and halved
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
handful of fresh parsley, trimmed
1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
fresh ground black pepper


Rinse the rice thoroughly under cold running water and let sit for an hour or more to air dry in a fine-meshed strainer, tossing now and then to bring the moist grains to the surface.

Add the rice, mushrooms and garlic to 2 1/2 cups of water or vegetable stock in a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes without disturbing.

Remove from heat and discard the garlic. Stir in the butter, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 4 to 6.
Other rice dishes you might enjoy from Lisa's Kitchen:
Indian Lemon Yellow Rice
Coconut Rice
Rice Pongal

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11 comments:

Rachel Cotterill said...

Ooh, I love mushroom rice. I think I'd probably put even more mushrooms in, though.... I love mushrooms! :)

Indhu said...

simple and flavorful rice... loving this recipe :)

Soma said...

Simplicity rules. Such warm flavors and nothing can go wrong with mushroom and garlic. I do a similar one Lisa, but stir fry the mushroom and garlic till brown;-)

cookeaze said...

A beautifully tasty dish! Great combo!

Ivy said...

Delicious and healthy. Love this dish.

The Food Hunter said...

I can't wait to try this. Maybe tonight! thanks

Sumi said...

mushrooms also adda delicate flavour to this isnt?.simple and best rice recipe

Fenris Badwulf said...

Wonderful and very simple.

I will give this a try, too

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Usha said...

I regularly use mushrooms but have never used it with rice in this manner. This is so simple and flavorful.

Aparna said...

I love buttered rice. I make one with carrots and peas.

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