Easy One Pot Mushroom Rice Recipe

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This easy Mushroom Rice Recipe is one of my favorite mushroom recipes! Garlicky, buttery rice combined with tender caramelized cremini mushrooms. A hearty side dish prepared in just one pot & in under 30 minutes. 

Buttery & Garlicky Mushroom Rice | Easy Mushroom Side Dish Recipe


If you’re looking for an easy Easter side dish recipe, then this Mushroom Rice is the answer! Flavored with butter, garlic, and fresh herbs, this rice recipe is a family favorite! It’s also my mom’s recipe, so ya know it has to be good. 

Easy One Pot Mushroom Rice can be served as a side OR as a main, and can be paired up with just about anything: I am going to make this rice over the weekend and serve it with Balsamic Braised Lamb Shanks. 🙌

Mushroom Rice in a skillet

Mushroom Rice is a dish that makes most people feel homey and cozy because it’s a dish that many of us grew up with. The idea here is a skillet with flavorful rice and a whole lot of mushrooms mixed into it.

It’s just all these comforting things jiving together in just one pan and eaten with a fork. OR with your hands…. with a pita bread used as a scooper. OH MY GOSH, SO GOOD! 

Cooking mushrooms in a skillet


  • butter
  • garlic (and more garlic)
  • mushrooms
  • onions
  • fresh thyme
  • uncooked long grain rice
  • broth
  • green onions

Rice and onions


This is super easy to make. Use pre-sliced mushrooms and it will save you even more time. 

  • First, you want to melt some butter in a pan and cook the mushrooms. We will include garlic in there, as well.
  • Next, remove the mushrooms and set aside. 
  • Melt more butter and fry the onions. Add more garlic, some fresh thyme, and rice.
  • Stir in some broth – use your favorite, or whatever you have on hand; chicken broth, vegetable broth, or beef broth. You can also use water, but the dish won’t be as flavorful.
  • Mix well, scraping up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. 
  • Bring it all to a simmer; turn heat down to Low and cover the pot with a lid. 
  • Cook for about 15 minutes, or until liquid has evaporated.
  • Remove from heat; stir in the mushrooms and green onions. 
  • Cover and let stand 10 minutes. 
  • Fluff rice with a fork and serve. My mom likes to add more butter at this point, and that, well, makes everything taste that much BETTER. Of course…


ABSOLUTELY! Keep in mind, brown rice will need more liquid – use 2-3/4 cups for 1-1/2 cups brown rice – and it will take longer to cook; about 40 minutes on the stove. 

One Pot Rice with Mushrooms


  • Transfer completely cooled rice to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
  • When reheating the rice, sprinkle a tablespoon of water over the top to help loosen stuck grains. 
  • Cooked rice can also be frozen for up to three months.

Oh hey. One more thing. I have been totally absent from here for about 3 weeks because ALL FOUR of US got hit with a bad case of the flu. I got it the worst, and I was the last one. As soon as one child was done with it, the next one went down. THEN, the 3rd child – my husband!! UGH! It.was.awful.

What I’m trying to say is that I am really, really sorry for the delayed responses to comments and emails. I promise, I am getting to them all, one by one. 




5 from 8 votes
Mushroom Rice Recipe

Mushroom Rice Recipe

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WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Delicious recipe for garlicky, buttery rice combined with tender caramelized mushrooms. 
Course: Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine: American/Southern, Mediterranean
Servings: 8
Calories: 123


  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups low sodium broth, ( you can use vegetable, beef, or chicken broth - you can also use water)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions


  • In a large pan, add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil; melt over medium-high heat.
  • Stir in half of the minced garlic and cook for 20 seconds.
  • Add mushrooms and cook for 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are caramelized and tender.
  • Transfer mushrooms to a plate and keep covered.
  • Heat remaining butter and olive oil in the pan.
  • Add diced onions and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add remaining garlic and cook for 10 seconds.
  • Stir in rice; add thyme, salt, and pepper, and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add 1/2 cup broth and, using a wooden spoon, scrape up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Stir in remaining broth and bring to a simmer.
  • Reduce heat to Low; cover with a lid and cook for 15 to 17 minutes, or until liquid has evaporated.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the previously prepared mushrooms and green onions; cover and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Fluff rice with a fork and serve.


  • If you want to use BROWN RICE, you will need to add 2-3/4 cups broth for 1-1/2 cups brown rice, and cook it for 40 minutes.
  • Transfer completely cooled rice to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
  • When reheating the rice, sprinkle a tablespoon of water over the top to help loosen stuck grains. 
  • Cooked rice can also be frozen for up to three months.
Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 184mg8%
Potassium 318mg9%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 1.9mg2%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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18 Responses
  1. Raya

    Fast and super yummy👍🏻 . A perfect quick flavorful rice recipe.
    Tried it today with grilled lamp meat with herbs on the side!

  2. Michelle

    This looks absolutely fabulous! I wish more people in my house liked mushrooms. Oh well, I’ll make this one night when just my youngest and I are home…we will enjoy it for sure!

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