Posts Tagged ‘light thanksgiving recipes’

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.

Preparing for the (Flexitarian) Feast

Two weeks from today, many of this country’s citizens will still be recovering from what is traditionally the heaviest feast day of the American calendar year- Thanksgiving. Now I could never knock a holiday built around food (let’s be honest, most holidays are built around food so far as I’m concerned) but the Mushroom Channel would love to help you avoid that overstuffed food hangover that sets the stage for the kind of winter layer we can’t pull off like a wool sweater once the heat kicks on.

Mushrooms are a key ingredient to filling your feast with a lot of beloved fall flavors, minus the big time calories. For the next two weeks, we’ll be highlighting a few recipes per post that would make for a meal the whole family can enjoy- including the vegans or vegetarians at the table (or in the kitchen, for that matter).

The goal is simple: providing options so that no one feels like they need to skip their favorite dishes to keep from feeling like they swallowed Plymouth rock for days afterward. Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving dish you think we should feature? Leave us a link in the comments!

Leek Pear and Chanterelle starter from Happy Yolks

Sauteed Mushrooms with Caramelized Shallots side from Eating Well

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Stir Fry from the New York Times Eating Well blog

Wordless Wednesday: Panko Crusted Green Bean Casserole from A Southern Fairytale

The holidays are all but here and we’re loving this slimmed down version of classic green bean casserole- particularly because it’s stuffed full of fresh mushrooms to soak up all that great flavor! Great addition to the Thanksgiving recipe box from A Southern Fairytale.