Wild Rice Mushroom Bake

If you enjoy mushrooms, this recipe is for you!

Not only do mushrooms bring a unique flavor profile to any dish, but they also have some pretty hefty health benefits. Mushrooms can reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, and are rich in B vitamins and selenium – perfect for warding off colds.

Wild rice is a more nutritious alternative to white rice and contributes an earthy flavor to this dish, as well as being a great source of fiber and protein.

Incorporate mushrooms into your diet with these easy and delicious recipes:

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • ¾ cup uncooked long grain rice
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

Wild Rice Mushroom Bake

Instructions
1. Place wild rice in a large bowl and cover with boiling water; soak for 1 hour. Drain and set aside.
2. In a large skillet, saute mushrooms and onion in butter until tender.
3. In a large bowl, combine the mushroom mixture, wild rice, long grain rice, almonds, broth, cream, salt and pepper.
4. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 75 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer or until rice is tender. Enjoy!


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