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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.
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