Rice and I are far from strangers. The Sous Pug’s new home-cooked diet requires that he have quite a bit of rice daily and I’m constantly cooking it. It got to be where I finally gave in and invested in a rice cooker to make life a bit easier than standing over a stove and possibly burning it (not that I’ve EVER done that *cough cough*).
Claire Robinson made a dish recently on 5 Ingredient Fix – Baked Shroom Rice – and she promised that it was pretty much foolproof. She was not kidding – it is officially a Tried & True recipe in this household. And, even better – after a few short steps, I could just toss it in the oven and the oven would do the heavy lifting. Basically fix it and forget it – LOVE! Plus – with only five ingredients, I had mostly everything already in my pantry.
So, when you are looking for something other than plain ol’ rice, why not give Baked Shroom Rice a try . Your family won’t even know how easy it is to prepare which leaves you with time for a great cocktail – perhaps a little Bourbon Cider Twist action?
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 8 ounces of baby portabello mushrooms, sliced (Claire suggested Shitakes but I often have portabellos on hand)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup long grain white rice
- Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
- 2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In an ovenproof saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
- When the foam subsides, add the mushrooms and saute until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic, making sure to not burn it - about 1 minute.
- Add the rice to the mushroom garlic mixture and stir to coat, making sure that the rice is toasted.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Add the chicken stock and deglaze the pan. Bring to a oil.
- Cover with a lid and cook on the middle rack in the oven until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender, 17 to 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let stand, covered, 5 minutes.
- Fluff with a fork and serve.
Adapted from Claire Robinson
Gather the Ingredients
In the words of Julia Child – Don’t Crowd The Mushrooms
Now – how easy was that?
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