A quick and easy mushroom fried rice with a twist! This is a perfect weeknight meal which is less in effort but high in comfort!
If you are a mushroom lover, I am sure you are already glued to the recipe. Even if you are not, this picture is good enough to tempt you, isn’t it? This is simply fantastic and with the ridiculous amount of effort it needs, it will be the most-wanted recipe for even the laziest cook of all time!
I know everyone doesn’t like cooking which is obviously fine. That’s why bloggers like us are here to save you by sharing such easy yet delicious recipes; because no matter what everyone likes to eat good food! Am I not correct? This mushroom fried rice is a classic example of delicious one-pot meal in itself which is not only quick and tasty but also healthy and fulfilling with goodness from mushrooms, an excellent source of vitamin D which is very rarely found in foods.
Now before going into the details of the recipe, I guess I owe an explanation to my readers for such long absence. I know I could never maintain the consistency in my blog and my record is really messed up. This recipe is coming up after one and a half month which is suicidal for any serious blogger. But off late I have been more of a self-critic than a blogger or a cook.
I had almost convinced myself that I am of no use and this feelings of uselessness had killed all the passion of writing a new post. And then he (you know whom I am talking about!) proved once again that he is the best thing that has ever happened in my life and brought back my almost-gone self-confidence! It also proved that the right partner can make or break you! So here I am back again from oblivion! And I am going to stay… for long!
Life has been quite event-less lately. Last memorable event was our short and sweet trip to Ooty, a small hill-station near to Bangalore – about 8 hours of journey by road – but that was more than a month back. These short weekend getaways can only be compared with the oasis in the dessert, don’t you think so? It brings in such freshness in our monotonous life that you never even get bored of places which you might already have visited thousand times before!
I am hoping that my today’s recipe would bring in similar level of freshness into your regular meal and would make you so happy that you won’t mind having it over and over again! And given that this is so ridiculously easy to make but so amazingly delicious in taste that it would become a staple in your family in no time!
- White button mushrooms – 200 gms
- Butter – 1 tbsp
- Olive oil – 1 tbsp
- Onion – 1, medium, finely chopped
- Garlic – 2 cloves, minced
- Red chilli – 1, chopped
- Cooked basmati rice – 4 cups (preferably cold)
- Lemon – 1, grated rind and juice
- Fresh parsley – handful
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Wipe the mushrooms with a kitchen towel to remove all the dirt. I do not wash mushrooms in water as mushrooms are like sponge and absorb too much of water resulting in very soggy dish. Cut the cleaned mushrooms in slices. Set aside.
- Heat butter and oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet. Add sliced mushrooms and saute until browned and soft. This would take around 8 to 10 minutes on medium low heat. Take them out and set aside.
- Next add the onions to the same skillet and saute until soften for about 5 minutes. Then add the minced garlic and saute for another 5 minutes on medium-low heat.
- Finally add the rice, grate lemon rind, salt and pepper to taste and chopped red chillies. Toss the rice to mix everything well.
- Tip in the sautéed mushrooms and give a final mix. Serve in a bowl, drizzle the lemon juice and sprinkle the freshly chopped parsley. Serve hot!