Mushroom Rice

Move over canned soup! This rice recipe cuts calories while amping up flavor compared to a traditional mushroom soup rice casserole. You’ll put in some extra time for the brown rice - but the nutritional bang for your buck is worth it. Brown rice has nine times more magnesium than white rice, a mineral that more than half of us don’t eat enough of! If you think you don’t like brown rice, you seriously need to try it with mushrooms! Try it for your next pot luck - It’s still great at room temperature and you’ll be a hit!

Photograph by  John Chartrand

Photograph by John Chartrand



Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add 1 cup brown rice. Reduce pot to simmer and cover for 40 minutes. While the rice is cooking start on your mushroom mix. Finely chop the onion. Thinly slice the mushrooms. Crush one clove of garlic. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Saute the onions until translucent and then remove them from pan. Add the additional olive oil to the pan with the mushrooms and garlic. Cook until the mushrooms start to brown. Set mushrooms aside. When rice is cooked drain. Mix in mushrooms and onions. Enjoy!