Mushroom Rice

Mushroom Rice Pic: Priya Q

From time and again, I try to include as many quick and easy recipes on my blog as possible. In this fast age when time has become luxury, such quick healthy recipes often comes to our rescue…Try the Mushroom rice or pulao/pilaf out.


Basmati Rice – 1 cup (cleaned, soaked for 20 minutes)

Mushrooms – 100 gms

Onions – 1/2 cup (finely chopped)

Fresh Coriander – 2-3 tbsp (finely chopped)

Clarified butter / ghee – 2-3 tbsp

Cumin – 1/4 tsp

Cardamom (green / black ) – 1 to 2 nos

Cinammon stick – 1

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Water – 2 cups


  1. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed vessel and add cumin, cinnamon stick, cardamom and onions. Saute till onions are slightly brown
  2. Drain rice and add it to the vessel and fry
  3. Add Mushroom and turmeric powder and fry for 2 minutes
  4. Add water and bring to a boil
  5. Add salt, mix, close the vessel and simmer the gas
  6. Cook till the water is absorbed and the rice is done
  7. Add coriander leaves and gently stir withou breaking the rice grains. If the need be use a fork
  8. Serve hot with raita / plain yogurt and pickle


till next time…have fun cooking!