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Mushrooms with Long Grain and Wild Rice

Looking for a holiday dish that is quick and easy to pull together? Robyn from Add a Pinch shares a flavorful mushroom side dish that is sure to please!

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, followed quickly by Christmas and New Years, having a simple side dish recipe that everyone absolutely loves is always a plus!

Simple Mushrooms with Long Grain and Wild Rice

Mushrooms with Long Grain and Wild Rice

This simple mushrooms with long grain and wild rice recipe is always a favorite and couldn’t be much quicker or easier! I love that even as easy as it is to prepare, it always makes an elegant side dish that works perfectly for any holiday meal!

Ingredients:
2 (6-ounce) packages long grain and wild rice with seasonings
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
½ medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
12 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
½ cup chicken stock
½ teaspoon Kosher salt
½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, optional

Instructions:
Prepare wild rice according to package instructions in a 3-quart saucepan. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and butter and sauté onion until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and mushrooms and cook until tender, about 7 to 10 more minutes. Pour in chicken stock, salt and dried thyme and cook until the chicken stock is reduced by about half. Remove from heat and stir mushroom mixture into the cooked rice and top with fresh parsley, if using. Serve warm.

Wordless Wednesday: Herb Roasted Mushrooms from Life's Ambrosia

Photo Credit: Ryan of Life's Ambrosia

This simple side dish looks like the perfect way to add some flavor to a healthy winter meal- posted and beautifully photographed by Deseree and Ryan of Life’s Ambrosia.

Light and Easy for Spring: Mushroom & Celery Heart Salad

Photo Credit: Greg of Sippity Sup

Spring is here in earnest for most of us now. While some patient soldiers of the Eastern seaboard may still be drying out from their rainy introduction, I can report sunny blue skies, tulips and chirping birds on blooming Dogwood branches.  We’ve awakened.

While cozy soups, casseroles and chilis helped us to hunker down happily this winter, I don’t think I’m alone in craving a little levity. Lucky for us, mushrooms specialize in levity of both texture and calories.

I just recently stumbled upon Greg’s post over at Sippity Sup where he takes us through the ultimate in light and easy recipes-Mushroom & Celery Heart Salad.  Now that the sun is out, I’m tempted to spend more time on the patio than at the stove, so this recipe is perfect.  Affordable, basic ingredients combined in way that excited me so much, it begged to be made immediately. My version isn’t nearly as pretty as Greg’s but I felt like a little proof of enthusiasm never hurt anyone so I’ve included it below. Mushrooms (cremini or button will work beautifully), celery, lemon juice, oilive oil, salt and pepper- that’s all you need. I added a little parsley to mine because I had it on hand and like the color.

Mushroom Celery Salad

There’s also the option to add some grated peccorino or parmesan cheese. With so many light choices on the ingredients list, I felt just fine adding a little bit of cheese to the mix. Everything in moderation…even levity.