This mushroom rice is super easy and delicious! All made in one-pot and so much flavor! It’s a family favorite!

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 My mother-in-law discovered this mushroom rice recipe in an old English cookbook and we have been making this tasty rice dish ever since. I was intimated by the amount of oil here but after proven trials of this dish that all disappeared. This has got to be one of the tastiest mushroom and rice combinations that I’ve ever tried and it’s so easy!

It’s a meatless rice pilaf but if you like meat with your rice try this hearty meat Plov recipe!

How to make Mushroom Rice:

Easy Mushroom Rice Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Author: Alyona's Cooking
This mushroom rice is super easy and delicious! All made in one-pot and so much flavor! It's a family favorite!  


Ingredients for Mushroom Rice:

  • 24 oz mushrooms
  • 3 carrots chopped into chunks
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups rice
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp Mrs. Dash seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika


How to make easy mushroom rice:

  • Fry the mushrooms, carrots and onions with the oil in a deep frying pan for 10 minutes over medium high heat.
  • Stir the rice and seasonings in.
  • Add the water and then bring to a boil.
  • Cover and simmer the rice over low heat for 30 minutes.


Jasmine Rice works best. 
If paprika is omitted rice will turn out light in color. 

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1servingCalories: 362kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 6gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 901mgPotassium: 423mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3945IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg

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What seasonings work good with rice?

All purpose seasonings work well, especially ones like Vegeta or Mrs. Dash due to the addition of dehydrated vegetables (more flavor). However you can make your own spice combinations using spices like lemon pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, celery seed, paprika, cayenne pepper marjoram and so much more!

Can I add chicken to the rice?

Yes! Chicken works so well in this rice recipe, especially for the people that aren’t mushroom eaters. Just use one large chicken breast in place of the mushrooms!

Whats the perfect water to rice ratio?

I have a dedicated post in how to make the perfect rice (shared by someone who hosts constantly, she literally has the recipe on her cupboard door!) But I’ve found that the best proportion of water to rice is 3 1/2 cups of water to 2 cups of rice makes the perfect rice every time!


  1. To make-ahead, have all the veggies sliced and chopped and keep refrigerated until making this dish.
  2. Add chicken pieces to the mushrooms when sautéing.
  3. To keep warm for an event, toss everything into a crock pot and set over low heat until serving.
  4. Swap out for brown rice, only increase cooking time by 10 minutes.

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    • Jul

    Can I soak the rice overnight or would it change the flavor?

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      I’m not sure, I usually make it from scratch with raw unsoaked rice.

    • Evan

    I love this recipe and can’t get enough of this yummy dish. I will try to make it again. Thanks so much!

    • Danielle

    Hi, what Mrs. Dash seasoning did you use?
    And thank you

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Danielle, It should be the original blend.

    • Leigha

    Love this recipe! Great for fasting and tastes delicious! Thank you, I will be making it again for my family!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      oh nice, thank you for your feedback!

    • Juliet

    The pictures are amazing, and looks delicious as well.

    • Lguest

    Mine is simmering… cant wait to try this vegeterian Plov!

    • Natasha

    Looks super yummy

    One question: do you add just raw rinsed rice or cooked?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Thanks Natasha, yes just add raw rinsed rice. The rice will cook along with the liquids and veggies:)

        • Natasha

        Thanks… That sounds easy and yummy on my menu this coming week

          • Alyona’s Cooking

          It really is a quick rice meal to prepare. Our family enjoys this one for sure (it’s been a re-make many of times.) Let me know how you like it, I would love too know your feedback.

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