This recipe makes perfect, fluffy rice every time and pairs well with most types of meat. This is sure to be your go-to side dish!
For reasons I have yet to figure out, I never seem to have much luck with cooking rice on the stove. The rice cooker doesn’t seem to offer much more success. Well, perhaps a little, but the rice is still too sticky for my liking. No matter how many times I’ve tried to make rice fluffy and perfect, it comes out sticky. Oh, woe is me! 🙂 Still, I kept on trying to come up with the perfect rice and low and behold, my tenacity has paid off! Baked Mushroom Rice turns out perfect every time! I am not even kidding you! It is so good and just the right consistency, consistently. Finally, my search for the perfect rice recipe is over! I do have to thank all of the people I follow on Pinterest for helping me out on this recipe. I combined a number of delicious looking recipes I found on Pinterest and came up with my own version of Baked Mushroom Rice that is not the LEAST bit sticky! Can I just tell you how excited I am about this recipe for Baked Mushroom Rice? I am super excited! Now, I realize that you are probably wondering why Baked Mushroom Rice would have me so stoked but hey, what can I say, creating really good recipes is my thing.
The instructions for this dish are easy to follow and really, are pretty much fool proof. An important part of the preparation of this dish is to be sure to really rinse the rice well. Not just once, or twice or even three times, keep rinsing the rice until the water runs clear. You will thank me for this step no matter how tedious it seems.
I love mushrooms and typically, I will use plain old button mushrooms for this dish. Baked Mushroom Rice would also work well with other types of mushrooms such as crimini or shiitake mushrooms. Another variation would be to combine all of the different types of mushrooms mentioned here. After all, variety is the spice of life!
Baked Mushroom Rice is versatile and will work well with any number of main course dishes. It is also great as a main dish if you are looking for a vegetarian dinner. Really, I think that the sky’s the limit here. I can’t think of many main course meals this wouldn’t work with. If you find yourself with a large number of people to feed, you can double the recipe and be sure to use a larger dish!!
There you have it, Baked Mushroom Rice is one of my favourite ways to prepare and enjoy rice. I think that you’ll be sold on homemade and never want to go back to boxed rice. It is THAT delicious!
- 2 Cups Uncooked White Rice Rinsed very well - this is an important step to achieving non-sticky rice
- 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 1 Cup Chicken Broth
- 1 Cup Onion, chopped
- 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
- 2 Cups Fresh Mushrooms, sliced
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/4 Cup Butter, melted
- 1 Tsp Oregano
- 1 Tsp Basil
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Pepper
- 2 Tbsp Parmesean Cheese
Preheat oven to 375. You will want to use a casserole dish which has a tight lid. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat and add the onion and mushrooms. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the onions are softened and then add the minced garlic. Continue to cook another minute or so. Combine in a large bowl the mushroom soup, chicken broth and all the other ingredients and stir well to combine. Transfer to a lidded casserole dish that has been sprayed with vegetable oil. Cook for 1 hour with lid on the dish.
This is a picture of Baked Mushroom Rice prior to cooking….what I would like to point out is that this type of pan is NOT what you want to use! I realized my error before putting it in the oven. It needs to have a pan that has a fitted lid with it. Pyrex pans usually come with a lid and that will work. You can see the correct pan to use in the picture at the top. I used this picture to show you what the uncooked rice mix should look like. It is very important to use a pan that has a lid!!