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Mushroom Rice

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Mushroom is a very versatile ingredient and it often comes up as a good meat replacement. The texture and taste of the mushroom can compliment a lot of foods. Here is a great way to make a quick rice using mushrooms.

Mushroom Rice

Kind of Food: Main course
How long: 30-35 min
Makes: 4 cups
Pots & Pans: Deep pan or pot

2 tbsp of oil or Ghee
2 cloves
2 small bay leaves
1 floret of Star Anise (or 1 tsp of Fennel seeds)
2 Small green chillies slit ( less or more as per your taste)
1 cup onions – sliced thinly length wise
1 cup chopped Red or Orange bell peppers ( colorful)
2 cups chopped mushrooms (Button mushrooms)
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
1/2 tsp of Garam Masala
1 1/2 cup Basmathi rice
1/2 cup Coconut Milk (Canned coconut milk)
Salt to taste

How to make
Heat the oil in a deep pan or skillet. Add in cloves, bay leaves, star anise & green chillies. Saute for about 30 seconds. Add the onions and saute till tender and transparent. Add the bell peppers and mushrooms. Give it a good mix and saute till the mushroom slightly wilts. Add in the chopped mint leaves, Garam Masala powder and the Raw rice. Saute the mixture till the rice turns white or opaque. Now add 3 1/2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of coconut milk. Salt to taste. Stir it well till the salt and coconut milk distribute evenly. Cover and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and let it simmer covered for 7 minutes. Turn of the heat and let it rest for another 10 minutes. When ready to serve, open the lid and gently fluff up the rice with a fork. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Keep it Smart, Short and Sazzy! – Anu

Tip, Tricks and Alternatives
The method of cooking the rice and the veggies all in in one pot is a good technique to use. Its saves time and number of pots and pans to wash. The rice also turns of perfectly cooked and fluffy.
The recipe can also include some canned beans in it like garbanzo, kidney beans, Lima beans etc to add some protein value to it.
This recipe is great to use up a whole box of mushrooms that been lying around in the fridge.

Serving Ideas
Its wholesome as is, you can always serve with a side of Raita or curry. It makes a great meal for a lunch box or for a quick one course meal.


November 21, 2008 at 4:45 pm Leave a comment

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