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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Easy Mushroom Rice Pilaf #SundaySupper

Easy Mushroom Rice Pilaf is a side dish that you will find on my table for every holiday! So easy to make with fresh cremini mushrooms, onions, orzo pasta and white rice.  It's sure to become one of your favorite special occasion or everyday side dishes too!

Easy Mushroom Rice Pilaf | Renee's Kitchen Adventures - easy side dish recipe made with fresh mushrooms. Perfect for any holiday or everyday of the year! #SundaySupper



Have you started planning your holiday menus yet?  I can't believe how fast these holidays sneak up on us every year. Today, Sunday Supper Tastemakers are sharing their best holiday side dishes in an event hosted by Caroline's Cooking.  We're presenting a tasty line-up of wonderful recipes to make holiday menu plannning easier. Easy Mushroom Rice Pilaf is my addition to the list!

This easy side dish shows up on all of my holiday tables. Everyone seems to love the earthy mushrooms nestled in buttery rice. This dish goes well with any kind of protein too...beef, pork, or poultry. That alone makes it a winner in my book!

Easy Mushroom Rice Pilaf | Renee's Kitchen Adventures - easy side dish recipe made with fresh mushrooms. Perfect for any holiday or everyday of the year! #SundaySupper

This pilaf can be made in a skillet, on the stove-top, freeing up valuable oven space. If you are like me, planning a holiday meal can be alot like conducting an orchestra. Every move in the kitchen needs to be timed perfectly.  Easy Mushroom Rice Pilaf helps pull that holiday meal off without a hitch. Not only does this pilaf save you oven space, but it can also be made ahead of time and just heated up before serving.

Easy Mushroom Rice Pilaf | Renee's Kitchen Adventures - easy side dish recipe made with fresh mushrooms. Perfect for any holiday or everyday of the year! #SundaySupper

I hope that you give this easy recipe a try this year.  I know it's already on our Thanksgiving menu.

Make sure you stop by all the Best Holiday Side Dish recipes below and see what everyone has brought to the virtuable table!

Easy Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Renee Paj
Easy Mushroom Rice Pilaf
Easy Mushroom Rice Pilaf is a great side dish for beef, pork, or poultry. Made with fresh mushrooms and cooked on the stove top.

Ingredients

  • 2 TBS unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onion
  • 8 oz. sliced cremini mushrooms (or white button mushrooms)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup white rice (I like Jasmine or Basmati)
  • 2 cups chicken, beef, or vegetable stock (depending on the meat you are serving it with)
  • fresh thyme or fresh parsley, for garnish
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In large non-stick skillet, on med-high heat, cook butter until melted and bubbly. Add in the orzo and allow it to cook to a golden brown. Add in the onion and mushrooms and cook for a few more minutes until the onion becomes translucent.
  2. Stir in garlic, dried thyme, rice and stock of choice.
  3. Bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat. Cook covered for about 20 minutes or until the rice and pasta are tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  4. Fluff with fork and taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper, as desired. Garnish with fresh thyme or parsley, if desired.
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 20 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.

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8 comments:

  1. Your mushroom pilaf is a winner, Renee. Oven space is precious real estate during the holidays. Nice too that something so delicious can be prepared before the big day =) P.s. Butter, mushrooms, rice + soy sauce = super-duper-deliciousness!

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    1. Oh I'll have to give the soy sauce addition a try sometime! Yes, oven space sure is precious real estate during the holidays! Thank you!

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  2. Yup, this would be perfect on any holiday table!!

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  3. This looks delicious, and not one to limit to the Holiday table for sure!

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  4. I could eat this any time, not just for Thanksgiving!

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  5. I love rice pilaf but I've never made it myself! Must try this recipe!

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  6. I love rice and this side will be perfect for ANY meal, Renee! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. i love rice pilaf this looks delicious!

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