Mushroom Rice

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This recipe is a rich blend of B Vitamins, antioxidants, and trace minerals copper and potassium – All from the delicious, meaty mushrooms. When cooked with the rice and select aromatic spices, it makes the dish a wholesome, nutritious one-pot meal! In addition, when cooked in MEC pots, all the nutrients are there for your body to receive and use, without the toxins!

Serves 3-5 People | Duration: 30-40 mins

Ingredients:

Vegetables:

  • 2 cups of mushrooms, cleaned and washed after soaking in water for 5-10 mins (shiitake, portobello, or button mushrooms if mushrooms are big, you can shop them to bite size, if smaller size, you can add as is)
  • 1 medium-sized onion, thinly sliced.

Spices:

  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed coarsely in mortar and pestle
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 3 green chilis, sliced on long side
  • ½ tsp. turmeric

Grains:

  • 2 cups Basmati parboiled rice, washed
  • 2 tsp. oil, optional (use sesame seed, peanut, or olive oil)
  • Sea salt, to taste

Other:

  • 3.5 cups water

Steps:

  1. Place MEC medium pot on stove and start stove on low. Add oil and all spices. Close lid and cook for a few minutes, until you slice the onion.
  2. Add sliced onion to pot and raise heat to medium setting. Mix, cover, and cook for 5 mins.
  3. Add mushrooms, stir in with other ingredients in the pot, cover, and cook for 5-10 mins.
  4. Add rice and stir in with rest of ingredients. After 2 minutes add water and salt, then cover and cook until done.

Serve with Yogurt condiments and/or 1 Tbsp. of pickle on the side to add probiotic and prebiotic value to food!