Well after that sinfully delicious cheesecake I shared yesterday, I thought I would share something a little lighter, but just as delicious today. Those of you that have been following the blog for awhile have probably realized that I am a huge fan of rice. I could seriously eat it everyday. While I love plain white rice with a little soy sauce, this past week I was looking for something a little different so I decided to take the few crimini mushrooms I had in the fridge and make a rice pilaf. First, I sauteed the mushrooms, garlic and a shallot in melted butter and olive oil. Next, I added the rice and some vegetable broth, covered it and let it simmer for about 20 minutes until all of the liquid was absorbed. With a few grinds of fresh ground pepper, this made a delightful side dish.
I just love the flavor of mushrooms and tend to add them to a lot of my dishes. I picked crimini mushrooms over white button mushrooms in this recipe because they have a richer, earthy flavor. If you only have button mushrooms feel free to substitute them. While often more expensive, wild mushrooms such as chantrelles or morels would also be delicious in this recipe.
JackieJuly 13, 2009 at 6:41 pm
I was wondering is baby portabellas the same as crimini mushrooms.
DesereeJuly 13, 2009 at 6:51 pm
Hi Jackie yep crimini mushrooms are the same thing as baby portabellas :)
GMay 26, 2009 at 5:02 pm
How weird, I practically grew up on white rice, soy sauce, and butter all mixed together…mmm.
Mrs. LMay 11, 2009 at 1:39 pm
I’m like you, I could eat rice with everything (heck my Mom actually does!). Love mushrooms and rice so this is a perfect dish for me.
DesereeMay 11, 2009 at 8:06 pm
Mrs. L- Your mom sounds like my dad. He eats rice with everything! My uncle and aunt do too. When I was visiting them in CA this past summer they told me that they go through a couple HUNDRED pounds of rice a year. I like my rice, but that is quite a bit :)
ToriApril 30, 2009 at 1:36 pm
I made this last night and it taste yummy! House smelled wonderful!
DesereeApril 30, 2009 at 1:47 pm
Yay! I am glad that you liked it Tori. It made my house wonderful too :)
DesereeApril 29, 2009 at 2:40 pm
Thanks Rita, I had a feeling you might like it! :)
Lindsay: I bet this would be great with basmati :)
LindsayApril 29, 2009 at 8:44 am
Yum, I think I’ll try this with some basmati.
zoeApril 29, 2009 at 6:21 am
RitaApril 28, 2009 at 8:31 pm
Oh, that sounds so good…the kind of food I love