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.