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Brown Rice Mushroom Pilaf

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $0.42

$0.42 per serving

15 people like this recipe

15 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 vegetarian,vegan,gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian,vegan side dish
spoonacular Score:93%

Spoonacular Score: 93%

 

Brown Rice Mushroom Pilaf is a side dish that serves 4. One serving contains 224 calories, 5g of protein, and 5g of fat. For 42 cents per serving, this recipe covers 11% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 15 people have tried and liked this recipe. It is brought to you by Foodista. Head to the store and pick up unrefined sunflower oil, ground pepper, water, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately approximately 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and vegan diet. Overall, this recipe earns a tremendous spoonacular score of 93%. Brown Rice-Mushroom Pilaf, Quick Brown Rice and Mushroom Pilaf, and Brown Rice Pilaf are very similar to this recipe.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 large
1 large onion
onion
1 cup
1 cup brown rice
brown rice
1 cup
1 cup canned fresh mushrooms
canned fresh mushrooms
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp sunflower oil
sunflower oil
2 cups
2 cups water
water
some
some sea salt
sea salt
0.33 tsps
0.33 tsps ground pepper
ground pepper
1 large onion
1 large
onion
1 cup brown rice
1 cup
brown rice
1 cup canned fresh mushrooms
1 cup
canned fresh mushrooms
1 Tbsp sunflower oil
1 Tbsp
sunflower oil
2 cups water
2 cups
water
some sea salt
some
sea salt
0.33 tsps ground pepper
0.33 tsps
ground pepper

Equipment

sauce pan
sauce pan
sauce pan
sauce pan


Instructions

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saut chopped onion and sliced mushrooms for 5 minutes. Add brown rice and stir to coat in oil. Add water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and cover with a lid. Let it rest until all liquid is absorbed.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.42
Ingredient
1 large onion
1 cup brown rice
1 cup canned fresh mushrooms
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
⅓ teaspoons ground pepper
Price
$0.33
$0.61
$0.53
$0.19
$0.02
$1.68

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Sea salt is not healthier than table salt, contrary to what you may have heard. Sea salt is usually 97.5% sodium chloride (same as regular old table salt) and the minerals accounting for the rest are too insignificant to make a difference?unless you plan on consuming sea salt by the pound, in which case the health benefits from the minerals will definitely be outweighed by the negative effects of all the sodium you are consuming!

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

Price Tips

  • Sea salt can add a unique texture or provide bursts of salty goodness, but ONLY when it isn't being dissolved. So if you have expensive sea salt, save it for sprinkling on salads or dark chocolate cookies, don't try to use it in your pasta sauce or soup. Once sea salt dissolves, the flavor is indistinguishable from table salt from the shaker (after all, they are chemically the same thing, sodium chloride).

Cooking Tips

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • You might have heard that you should never wash mushrooms. Before you spend your precious time wiping down mushroom after mushroom with a towel, you should probably know that this is mostly a myth. While mushrooms can absorb a little water if you soak them long enough, the amount absorbed from a quick wash is not going to have much of an impact on your dish.

Green Tips

  • Good news for mushroom lovers: according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), mushrooms are pretty "clean" when it comes to pesticide residue, so you do not have to splurge on extra-expensive organic mushrooms (unless you want to!)

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
223 Calories
4g Protein
4g Total Fat
40g Carbs
42% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
223
11%

Fat
4g
8%

  Saturated Fat
0.63g
4%

Carbohydrates
40g
14%

  Sugar
2g
2%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
59mg
3%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
4g
9%

Manganese
1mg
93%

Magnesium
75mg
19%

Phosphorus
157mg
16%

Vitamin B6
0.31mg
16%

Vitamin B1
0.23mg
16%

Vitamin B3
2mg
15%

Copper
0.24mg
12%

Vitamin B5
1mg
11%

Fiber
2g
10%

Vitamin E
1mg
10%

Zinc
1mg
8%

Vitamin B2
0.13mg
7%

Potassium
260mg
7%

Iron
1mg
6%

Folate
20µg
5%

Vitamin C
3mg
4%

Selenium
2µg
3%

Calcium
29mg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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