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Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Jyoti Behrani
Mushroom Rice Pilaf, is a easy, flavorful rice dish made with long grain rice, mushrooms, onions, garlic, and some herbs. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1 1/3 cup Broth
  • 8 oz Cremini or Button Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoon Olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For Garnish

  • 2-3 green onions, chopped

Instructions
 

PREP FOR MUSHROOM RICE PILAF

  • You will need  FINE MESH SIEVE
    Using a fine mesh sieve, rinse the rice under cold running water for couple of minutes or until the water runs clear. Drain the rice well.
  • Slice onions, peel and mince garlic.
  • Using a damp paper towel, gently wipe the mushrooms, to remove any dirt. Trim the ends of the stem, and slice the mushrooms.
    Note: Do not slice the mushrooms too thin, they will disintegrate.

INSTANT POT MUSHROOM RICE PILAF

  • You will need INSTANT POT
  • Turn ON saute (more), when it displays “HOT”, add oil. Add onions, garlic, bay leaf, saute for 30-60 seconds.
  • Add mushrooms, saute for 3-5 minutes, or until mushrooms cook down.
  • Add broth, deglaze the pot. Turn OFF saute. Add rice, salt and pepper, to taste. Mix gently. Close the Instant pot lid, vent sealed.
  • Turn ON MANUAL / PRESSURE COOK (high) for 6 minutes. Turn OFF “keep warm” setting. Let pressure release naturally, around 10 minutes.
  • Open the Instant Pot lid, add some chopped green onions. 
  • Mushroom Rice is ready to be served. Enjoy!!

STOVE TOP MUSHROOM RICE PILAF

  • Heat a heavy bottom pot or a dutch oven, add oil. Add onions, garlic, bay leaf, saute for 30-60 seconds.
  • Add mushrooms, saute for 3-5 minutes, or until mushrooms cook down.
  • Add broth, deglaze the pot. Add rice, salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Let mixture come to boil. Cover the pot with a lid, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 12-15 minutes, or until all the moisture is absorbed and the rice is cooked.
  • OPTIONAL: If the rice is still uncooked, add couple of tablespoons of water, and cook for few more minutes.
  • Turn OFF heat, let rice sit covered for 10 minutes. Add some chopped green onions. 
  • Mushroom Rice is ready to be served. Enjoy!!

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Notes

Please refer to the post for the following:
  1. PRO TIPS FOR DELICIOUS MUSHROOM RICE PILAF
  2. MUSHROOM RICE PILAF VARIATIONS
  3. FAQ ABOUT MUSHROOM RICE PILAF
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