Try this easy One Pot Mushroom Rice recipe! It’s made with mushrooms, caramelized onions, garlic, and rice. This seasoned rice has bags of flavor and is perfect for lunchboxes or weeknights with minimal effort. Learn how I make this delicious mushroom rice on the Stovetop.
About this easy Mushroom rice recipe
This seasoned mushroom rice is for all Mushroom lovers. Made with mushrooms, onions, garlic, and rice, this Mushroom Rice Pilaf is a simple and delicious rice dish. All you need is one pot and just about 30 minutes.
First sweat the onion, and garlic in oil & butter. Then add the mushrooms and allow them to brown. Add the rice, stock, and seasoning, and stir them through. Once the liquid has evaporated to the level of the rice, place the lid and allow it to cook for 5-6 minutes. And that’s nearly done.
Open the lid, add a knob of butter and allow it to sit for another 5 minutes. Stir through the green onions. Vegetarian Mushroom rice in under 30 minutes!
For added umami flavors, add a few more of the sautéed mushrooms towards the end of cooking. They are fantastic for school lunch boxes and as busy weeknight dinners too. The leftovers stores really well in the refrigerator and the flavors only get better.
Want to make it in Instant Pot – try this Instant Pot Mushroom rice recipe.
Why do we love this recipe?
Quick & Easy recipe – This quick recipe for mushroom pilau gives plain boring rice and uplifts, it with the earthy flavors of mushrooms.
Budget-friendly – Only a handful of easy-to-find inexpensive ingredients are used to make this seasoned rice with mushrooms. Other than mushrooms and butter, all others are staple pantry ingredients.
One-Pot – You will only need One-Pot with a tight-fitting lid for this easy rice recipe.
Easy to Scale – Easy to double, triple, and feed a crowd with this recipe. Want to half the recipe and cook for one, it still works.
Meal – It works as a delicious side dish for 4 or a stand-alone meal for 2.
Dietary needs – It is Vegetarian and Gluten-free. Can be Vegan, if you are using Vegan Butter in the recipe.
Freezer friendly – Can be made in bulk and frozen for later use.
You’ll need a handful of ingredients to make this tasty rice recipe.
Oil and Butter – Use Olive Oil or any other oil you prefer. Vegan or regular butter will add a buttery flavor to the rice. I like to add another tablespoon of butter, after cooking. This enhances the taste of the rice.
Onion and Garlic – Dice the onion, finely. Use a garlic press to mince the garlic or use a grater. You can use store-bought garlic paste for convenience.
Mushrooms – The recipe uses sliced white button mushrooms. You can also use brown button mushrooms, Cremini mushrooms, Baby Bella, Shitake Mushrooms, or a combination of your favorites. If you have mushrooms in plenty, try this Mushroom Bhaji or Air fryer Roasted Mushrooms.
White Basmati Rice – I prefer to use Tilda Extra-long basmati rice for rice dishes. Rinse the rice at least 5 to 6 times, until clear. Soak for at least 20 minutes. if you prefer, you can also use Long grain rice.
Vegetable stock – Vegetable stock adds a lot to the flavor. Although water will do the needful, stock, broth, and Better than Bouillon vegetarian will make a difference in the dish.
Seasoning – Season with Salt & Pepper to taste. Additional seasonings like Italian seasoning, chili flakes, and soy sauce can be added.
Spring onions – Finish the dish with a sprinkle of green part of spring onions (scallions)
Serve this seasoned Mushroom rice on its own as a meal. It’s delicious.
You can also stuff the peppers with this seasoned rice like this Stuffed Peppers recipe.
Can I freeze leftover Mushroom rice?
Allow the rice to cool down thoroughly. Store the Mushroom rice in a freezer-safe container and freeze it for up to 3 months.
Although, the texture of the mushrooms will be slightly different when frozen, as compared to freshly made mushroom rice.
How to reheat the Frozen Mushroom rice?
Allow the mushroom rice to thaw in the refrigerator overnight or defrost the rice in the microwave.
Heat the rice thoroughly in the microwave until piping hot. Add a knob of water and fresh spring onions before serving.
Can I make Mushroom rice Vegan?
Yes, the mushroom rice can be made Vegan. Use Vegan butter instead of dairy butter in the recipe. I will not recommend skipping the butter as it adds immense flavor to the seasoned rice.
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Easy Peasy One Pot Mushroom rice recipe below
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 Bayleaf
- 1 medium white onion diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 3 Cup Mushrooms Sliced
- 1 Cup basmati Rice
- 1 ½ Cup vegetable Stock
- salt to taste
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 Tsp Italian Seasoning Optional
- ¼ cup Scallions Green onions
- 1 Tbsp Butter Optional
- Rinse the basmati rice at least 5 -6 times until clear. Soak in fresh water for 10 minutes. Drain before use.
- Heat Oil/ Butter – Heat olive oil and butter in large pot with a tight fitting lid over medium heat.
- Add the Ingredients – Add bay leaf, garlic, and onion. Stir frequently and cook until translucent. About 2-3 minutes.
- Add Mushroom & Cook – Stir in sliced mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender and browned about 5 minutes.
- Add Rice – Add the rinsed white basmati rice and saute for 1 minute until toasty.
- Tip in Veg Stock – Stir in vegetable stock/ broth and allow to boil.Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Cook Covered -When all the broth has nearly absorbed, cover the rice with a tight fitting lid and allow it cook in simmering heat for 5 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat, add the remaining butter and allow it to sit covered for 5 minutes.Fluff & Serve – Fluff the rice with a fork , garnish with spring onions and serve.
How to make Quick and Easy Mushroom rice step by step?
Rinse the basmati rice at least 5 -6 times until clear. Soak for at least 20-30 minutes Drain before use.
Heat Oil/ Butter – Heat olive oil and butter in a pot with a tight-fitting lid over medium heat.
Aromatics – Add the bay leaf, white onion, and minced garlic. Cook until translucent, about 2- 3 minutes.
Add Mushrooms & Cook – Stir in sliced mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender and browned about 5 minutes.
Rice – Add the drained rice and saute for 1 minute until toasty.
Tip in Veg Stock – Stir in vegetable stock/ broth and allow to boil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. If you like, also add 1 tsp of Italian seasoning or Mixed Herbs.
Cook Covered -When all the broth has been nearly absorbed, cover the rice with a tight-fitting lid and allow it to cook in simmering heat for 5 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat, add the remaining butter and allow it to sit covered for 5 minutes. Fluff & Serve – Fluff the rice with a fork, garnish with spring onions, and serve.