This version of mushroom rice pilaf uses fresh mushrooms, not canned. Add garlic if you like.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir mushrooms, bell pepper, and onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in water, rice, bouillon granules, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, 14 to 16 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

150 calories; protein 4.2g 9% DV; carbohydrates 27.8g 9% DV; fat 2.5g 4% DV; cholesterol 5.4mg 2% DV; sodium 185mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2012
This turned out to be an unexpected surprise, much better and certainly more memorable, than I thought it would be. However, I bumped up the flavor by using fresh garlic instead of garlic powder, using shitake mushrooms, chicken base rather than bouillon, and a good glug of white wine. I skipped the salt, which wasn’t necessary because of the bouillon or chicken base. This was excellent, actually. And elegant. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/20/2013
We loved the mushrooms but the rice itself was a bit bland. Read More
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60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2012
This turned out to be an unexpected surprise, much better and certainly more memorable, than I thought it would be. However, I bumped up the flavor by using fresh garlic instead of garlic powder, using shitake mushrooms, chicken base rather than bouillon, and a good glug of white wine. I skipped the salt, which wasn’t necessary because of the bouillon or chicken base. This was excellent, actually. And elegant. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2012
This was very good rice but then I love mushrooms! I wish I would have seen the line at the end of the recipe that I could have added garlic to it because that would have been a nice touch. I followed the recipe except to use the red yellow and orange peppers rather than the green pepper called for. Thank you for a nice side dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2013
We loved this! I omitted the green pepper (didn't have any), and added garlic in with the mushroom/onion mixture. Great combo of flavors...I will be making this again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2014
Great dish! ...but let's make this easier! We had fresh mushrooms to use up and I found this recipe. I cooked the onion, peppers & mushrooms as directed, but added 1 Tablespoon of minced garlic (mine was from a jar) from other suggestions. Then, I stirred in the same measurements of water and rice... BUT, I used YELLOW RICE ("Par Excellence with Saffron" from BJs'). I just knew it wouldn't need: salt, pepper, garlic powder, bullion, broth or ANYTHING ELSE! I also knew that I was taking a chance & warned Wifey that she would be a 'test subject' Happy to report that the experiment was successful! The YELLOW RICE filled out ALL of the other flavors beautifully & took out all of the guesswork! This was our main dish and we both loved it! This will be a regular veggie-night dish, for us!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2013
I too enjoyed this recipe greatly!: although I have substituted celery for the bell pepper every time I've made this pilaf. The instruction to add garlic seemed unnecessary as garlic powder is already called for, I did however omit the powder in favour of one clove of fresh. This is a great accompaniment to many a meal!! Thanks for this versatile recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2013
my boyfriend absolutely loved this! I didn't have green pepper and followed others' advice and added some garlic. This is a nice change from plain rice and as my boyfriend said "a definite keeper!" Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2013
Excellent recipe! I added some chopped celery and red bell pepper as well as the mushrooms and green pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2014
I tried the recipe and and loved it! The one thing I did different that was instead of water i used chicken broth. It was great! I told everyone how good and easy it was! BeeHam46 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2014
This was absolutely delicious! I used fresh garlic and omitted the peppers. Definitely going to make this again soon! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/20/2013
We loved the mushrooms but the rice itself was a bit bland. Read More
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