No.1 Mushroom Brown Rice Delight

Mushroom Brown Rice Delight

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced (any variety you prefer)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2% of 1 tablespoon of butter (about 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional, for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Brown Rice:
    • Rinse the brown rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
    • In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the rinsed brown rice and a pinch of salt.
    • Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 40-45 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let it sit covered for 5 minutes.
  2. Sauté the Aromatics:
    • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
    • Add the minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Cook the Mushrooms:
    • Add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet with the onions and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are golden brown and tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Combine the Ingredients:
    • Once the mushrooms are cooked, add the cooked rice to the skillet.
    • Drizzle with soy sauce and balsamic vinegar for extra flavor.
    • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Final Touch:
    • Add 2% of 1 tablespoon of butter to the skillet for a rich finish. Stir until the butter melts and coats the rice and mushrooms evenly.
  6. Serve:
    • Transfer the mushroom brown rice to a serving dish or individual plates.
    • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired, for a pop of color and freshness.

Enjoy your hearty and wholesome Mushroom Brown Rice Delight!