Baked Rice with Mushrooms

This is an oven baked rice with mushrooms which turned out so perfectly and so delicious I just had to share. The rice was garlicky , with a hint of butter and the mushrooms were golden brown and juicy. Very little prep and very few ingredients and very tasty. Perfect accompaniment to poultry or fish.

Give it a go.

Ingredients:

Mushrooms:

1 lb. Mushrooms, I sliced them but you can quarter them as well , I just used regular white button mushroom. Cremini would be fine here as well

2 Tbsp. butter, melted

3 large garlic cloves

Kosher salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

1-2 Tbsp. Olive Oil– I started with 1 Tbsp. and then added a little more because mushrooms seemed a little dry — don’t soak them in oil but if they seem dry add a little

Rice:

1 cup long grain rice — I used Jasmine –Basmati would also work perfectly or long grain white rice

1 cup chicken broth or vegetable broth to keep it vegetarian

3/4 cup Water

3/4 tsp. dried thyme

3/4 tsp. garlic powder

Green Onions to top it off after it is completely cooked

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Place Mushrooms in a large bowl, pour hot melted butter over mushrooms , add minced fresh garlic, and about a teaspoon of kosher salt and a few grinds of the pepper mill– you can taste raw mushrooms for salt and pepper add to your own discretion

Place all the rice ingredients in a baking pan ( app. 9×13)

Stir the rice around so its evenly spread out over the bottom of the pan

Spread the mushrooms over the rice–they may be partially submerged but should pretty much cover the whole surface of the rice

I cooked for app. 45 minutes and made sure all water was absorbed and rice was perfectly cooked I then removed from oven and let it rest for a few minutes then topped it off with some chopped up green onions.

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