Garlic Rice Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are stuffed with garlic rice, tomatoes and goat cheese then sprinkled with fresh basil. It is a hearty recipe that is great as a side or a vegetarian main dish.
I have been on the quest to find hearty vegetarian dishes for a while now. Something that would make it so that my guys wouldn’t miss the meat if I chose to serve it as a main dish. These Garlic Rice Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are just that. They are loaded with garlic rice, fresh tomatoes, tangy goat cheese and fresh basil.
They make a great summer time meal.
When I originally had the idea to make stuffed portobello mushrooms, I was going to make a caprese version of stuffed portobello mushrooms. I planned to serve this garlic rice (one of my most popular recipes!) along side. Then, mid dinner prep, I decided to switch things up and stuff the garlic rice inside the portobello mushrooms.
And I am SO glad I did.
Since I decided to go with the rice, I opted for goat cheese instead of mozzarella, giving the rice a creamier texture. It was a total win.
The recipe does call for baking the portobello mushrooms alone before filling them. When you do this you might notice that the mushrooms get a little flatter. I found that it wasn’t really a problem. I just put a little more stuffing in. It all stayed together with no problems at all.
I’ve already made these stuffed portobello mushrooms a couple of times in as many weeks. I can see myself making them a lot more often throughout the rest of the summer. The tomatoes, goat cheese and basil work well now but stuffed portobello mushrooms are so versatile, I’ve already got ideas swirling to give these babies a fall twist once the leaves start changing.
bellalimentoAugust 12, 2016 at 1:53 pm
I love all things mushroom. This looks amazing.
Kelsey RickertAugust 6, 2016 at 1:43 pm
This looks amazing! I love how easy it is to make!
DeeAugust 3, 2016 at 11:11 pm
This dish looks perfect for summer — I’ve got to try this one!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes...August 3, 2016 at 8:13 pm
Love everything about this! Portobellos are the best, and that rice is a great thing to stuff in it!
Kacey @ The Cookie WriterAugust 3, 2016 at 2:57 pm
I wish I had this for dinner right now!! Portobello mushrooms are fantastic and fit right into my vegetarian life :)
Michelle NahomAugust 3, 2016 at 2:31 pm
I am all over this recipe! My youngest son and I are the only ones that like mushrooms so I think I will make this as a treat for us!
Jessica SegarraAugust 3, 2016 at 2:16 pm
I could just eat this up! So good!