This Spicy Mushroom Rice recipe isn’t just your average side dish. This rice is a mildly spicy, super simple recipe that the whole family will love!
An Easy Mushroom Rice Recipe
A great side dish recipe is something that can make the dinner experience so much better. My only advice is to make sure to double this recipe when you make it because you’ll be craving the leftovers.
A tip for making this rice taste the best is to let the mushrooms get good and browned, that’s definitely key to the flavor! As far as the “spicy” part of this recipe goes, I stuck to one jalapeño, but you can add as little or as much heat as you like.
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 so it’s definitely 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 please! Marsala wine it’s only about 8 bucks at the liquor store don’t buy the cooking wine in the grocery store for this recipe…or really ever.
Stir in the rice and give it a quick taste test for seasonings.
What Kind Of Rice Do I Use For This Recipe?
We like using Jasmine rice which is a white rice but you can use brown rice too if you prefer! We’ve actually made this rice several times with brown rice and it adds a very nice, nutty flavor so I do recommend trying it.
Can I Cook Mushroom Rice Ahead Of Time?
You can absolutely make this rice recipe ahead of time! All you need to do is heat it up, covered in the oven or in the microwave just before dinner.
Because it’s one less thing you have to worry about for dinner and especially around the holidays since your oven is probably packed.
Spicy Mushroom Rice can even be made the day before, if the rice gets dried out at all when you reheat it just add a splash or two of chicken broth to moisten the rice back up again.
Check out this video to see how easy this rice recipe is to make!
What Can You Add To This Rice Recipe?
If you’re looking to turn this rice side dish into a main meal, you can add ground pork, chicken or beef. Even leftover chicken or turkey will work.
Also extra vegetables are great in here too like shredded cabbage or carrots. Broccoli florets and asparagus tips would be delicious in this rice recipe too!
We’ve even experimented with using cauliflower rice instead of regular rice (if you’re looking for a low carb recipe) and it was awesome!
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A mushroom rice recipe is perfect as a side dish or as a main meal! Keep it vegetarian or add ground pork or beef!
- 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 reheat 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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