This Spicy Mushroom Rice isn’t just another average rice side dish. it’s a spicy, easy, mushroom flavored rice that can easily become the main course!
It’s the side dish that can make the whole dinner so good. Just double the recipe when you make this because the this is the best mushroom rice recipe you’ll ever make.
You could add shredded chicken to the leftover rice, ground pork or beef and a little teriyaki sauce…or some black beans too keep it vegetarian.
Also, please do let the mushrooms get good and browned, that’s definitely key to this recipe. As far as the “spicy” goes, I stuck to one jalapeño, but I probably wouldn’t stop at one next time.
Two for sure, maybe even three. Because I can handle the heat when it comes to making this rice dish.
Thanksgiving is crazy enough with the turkey and appetizers – so this Spicy Mushroom Rice recipe is a make ahead side dish that you won’t have to think about on the big day.
First of all, holidays are hectic enough. Second of all, when you break out a side like this rice and mushrooms almost everyone is going to be asking you for the recipe.
Wash your mushrooms, or brush them with a wet paper towel as they say, I’m not gonna lie – I wash them. Have you ever seen how much dirt is on those things? I don’t think a damp paper towel really gets them clean.
You’re probably going to say I’m wrong, don’t wash them. But I’m gonna do it anyway.
Slice them up and throw them in a skillet with a couple tablespoons of butter. Let them brown up really good, this will take about 10 minutes and it’s so important not to skimp on this step.
The browned mushrooms add so much flavor to the rice it’s certainly worth the extra few minutes in the pan.
Next add in a sliced shallot, the jalapeño, (or maybe two) salt and pepper and cook a few more minutes.
Pour in marsala wine (the real stuff, it’s only like 8 bucks at the liquor store don’t buy the cooking wine in the grocery store) and soy sauce.
Stir in the rice and give it a quick taste test for seasonings. As far as the rice goes for this easy mushroom rice you can use jasmine, basmati or even brown rice!
Can I Cook Mushroom Rice Ahead Of Time?
You can certainly make this rice and mushrooms recipe ahead of time! This easy rice recipe can be heated up in the oven or the microwave just before dinner.
Because it’s one less thing you have to worry about Thanksgiving Day.
As a result, you can make a few sides like this Spicy Mushroom Rice and relax at your own party.
Maybe though hiding in the kitchen away from your family is your plan…but even more reason to make an easy side. Another few minutes to yourself is always a good thing.
We know you all love your family as much as we do but even more reason to have a thoughtful menu planned out also with some easy sides.
How Do You Cook Mushroom Rice?
Check out our video to see how easy mushroom rice is to make!
Because you’ll never want to eat plain rice again after trying this Spicy Mushroom Rice!
Finally, a recipe to make with that leftover rice in the back of the fridge!
Almost everyone we make it for loves it, and there’s so many different ways to make this rice you can certainly find a way to please everyone!
A mushroom rice side dish that’s not only easy to make but insanely delicious!
- 4 cups of cooked white rice
- 10 ounces white or button mushrooms, sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 shallot, sliced
- 1 jalapeno, diced
- 1/4 cup marsala wine
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Start by melting the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add in the sliced mushrooms and let brown, stirring, for 10 minutes.
- Next add the shallot, jalapeño, salt and pepper and let cook for another minute or two.
- Deglaze the skillet with the marsala wine and let reduce for 2 minutes.
- Add the soy sauce and stir, then add the cooked rice.
- Stir together and then season with more salt and pepper to taste if needed.
Add a few splashes of chicken stock to re-heat if you’re making this ahead of time.
This recipe works best with cold, leftover rice. If you’re making rice for this recipe let it cool down completely before using.
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