Friday, May 28, 2010

Rice Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

I am a big fan of easy and simple. This is something I make often as a meal for myself and a side for my husband (can't get him off the meat). It is easy to prepare and tastes great. Lots of room for improvisation here and you either go all out making your own rice pilaf or cheat like I often do with the Uncle Ben's pouch of pre-done rice.

Rice Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

4 Portabella mushrooms
1 pkg Uncle Bens Brown and Wild Rice pouch
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 shallot chopped fine
1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts
1 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp fresh thyme minced
1 tbsp fresh parsley minced
1 tbsp fresh oregano minced
Olive oil cooking spray
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients except mushrooms in a bowl. Place mushrooms on a cookie sheet sprayed with olive oil cooking spray and fill with mixture. If you prefer your rice more 'done' cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes. For more 'el dente' rice do not cover and just bake for 30 minutes. Garnish with fresh herbs and serve.


  1. great idea Lee, easy and simple is right!! i need to quit complicating my cooking and just go the easy route. thanks for your constant inspiration! i will keep trying :D

  2. You bet! One thing to note... you may want to put a tablespoon or so of water in the mixture or cook the rice accourding to the package directions ahead of making the mixture; the rice was definitely el dente...which I like but might not be for everyone.

  3. Hi, I found your blog from VegWeb! This looks fantastic, I love anything mushroom related, and this looks elegant and simple to make.

  4. TeaAndTofu- This is a staple in our home! I, too am a big fan of anything with mushrooms!