Buttered Mushroom Rice

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 RiceButtered Mushroom Rice
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Published on December 14, 2009

Simple and elegant side dish of white aromatic basmati rice cooked with mushrooms and seasoned with butter, salt and pepper

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

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  • 1 1/2 cups white basmati rice
  • 1/2 oz (14 g) 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 stand in a fine-meshed strainer for an hour or longer air dry, 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.

Makes 4 to 6 side servings

Other rice dishes you might enjoy from Lisa's Kitchen:
Indian Lemon Yellow Rice
Coconut Rice
Rice Pongal

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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

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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 Balasubramanian said...

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

A very Happy New Year to you, Lisa.