Grandma’s Mushroom Rice

January 7, 2013


My Grandma Peggy used to make the most amazing mushroom rice. It’s the sort of unsuspecting dish that doesn’t exactly get a lot of fanfare when you announce you’re making rice for dinner. But when you start cooking, the aroma will creep through every nook of your home and send folks scrambling to the dinner table for a taste. And they will eat every grain until it’s gone. I made a big batch that my husband practically lived on for three days. Every time I looked over, he was hanging on the refrigerator door, rooting through the shelves in search of mushroom rice. It was pretty cute. Thank you, Grandma!

Ingredients: (makes 4 servings)
1 cup uncooked white rice
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup sherry
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Directions: In a pot, add rice to 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then cover with a lid and reduce to a simmer until cooked. Set aside.

In a sauce pan, on medium heat, melt the butter with the olive oil. Add the onions, mushrooms, and celery. Cook for about 3 minutes, until onions turn translucent.

Add the sherry (here’s where it starts to smell amazing!) and the rice, stirring until well mixed. Remove from the heat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley or celery leaves.

Serve hot and enjoy.


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Lauren January 31, 2013 at 12:46 am

I realize I am a little behind, but I made this recipe a few weeks ago and let’s just say there weren’t any leftovers :)

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods January 31, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Glad to hear it!

Janee January 14, 2013 at 11:16 am

This looks yummy and so easy – I will definitely be making this one this week!

Jess January 7, 2013 at 10:01 pm

What a fun, simple way to add a little something extra to rice – thanks so much for sharing!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods January 8, 2013 at 8:35 am

You are most welcome! Thank you for your comment!

Aparna B. January 7, 2013 at 9:28 am

Mmm! This sounds so simple and delicious! I love adding Sherry to recipes!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods January 8, 2013 at 8:36 am

Me too!

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