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Mushroom dirty rice

4
4
1
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
50 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Dirty rice is usually made with puréed chicken-liver pâté. Instead we make an intensely flavored vegetarian pate with mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, toasted nuts, and smoked paprika. it may seem an odd step to squeeze the raw mushrooms to release liquid before cooking them, but it really works and helps to cut down on the cooking time. An extra layer of flavor comes with the addition of the Holy Trinity of Creole food - onion, green pepper, and celery.

Ingredients

Regular butter

2 tsp, unsalted

Uncooked onion(s)

½ cup(s), chopped

Uncooked bell pepper(s)

½ cup(s), red, chopped

Uncooked celery

½ cup(s), chopped

Garlic clove

1 clove(s), finely chopped

Kosher salt

¼ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp, coarsely ground

Button mushrooms

8 oz, or baby bella mushrooms, trimmed

Sun-dried tomatoes (without oil)

¼ cup(s)

Walnut(s)

¼ cup(s), toasted

Vegetable bouillon cube

1 item(s), crushed into powder

Smoked paprika

1 tsp

Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp

Unpacked brown sugar

½ tsp

Cayenne pepper

¼ tsp

Cooked medium grain brown rice

4 cup(s)

Vegetable broth

¼ cup(s), to 1 cup

Uncooked scallion(s)

1 medium, finely chopped, or finely chopped parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In large skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, salt, and black pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer vegetables to food processor.
  2. Squeeze mushrooms over sink to release any water. Add mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, nuts, crushed bouillon, paprika, Worcestershire, sugar, and cayenne to food processor and process until puréed into mushroom pâté, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
  3. Scrape mushroom pâté into same skillet and cook over medium heat until mushrooms are cooked and pâté is heated through, about 2 minutes. Fold in cooked rice. Stir in 1⁄4 cup broth and cook, stirring often and adding more broth if rice is too dry, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Garnish with scallions or parsley.
  4. Serving size: 1⁄2 cup