“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Wild and Brown Rice with Exotic Mushrooms

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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Wild and Brown Rice with Exotic Mushrooms. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Unseasoned Brown and Wild Rice Blend, Water, Morel Mushrooms, Margarine, Button Mushrooms, Garlic, Thyme, Salt, Pepper, and Green Onions. A perfect Meatless Fall Recipe! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Wild and Brown Rice with Exotic Mushrooms
For the perfect excuse to utilize all your fresh fall produce, whip up this savory recipe for rice with cremini and poricini or morel mushrooms — it’s the ideal entrée to set the tone for your early autumn menu!

Ingredients
1 2/3 cups packaged unseasoned brown and wild rice blend
6 cups water
1/2 ounce dried porcini or morel mushrooms
3/4 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons margarine
8 ounces cremini (brown) or button mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup sliced green onions

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1/8 of total recipe

1 – Combine rice and water in large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Cover; simmer over low heat until rice is tender (check package for cooking time). Drain, but do not rinse.*

2 – Meanwhile, combine porcini mushrooms and boiling water in small bowl; let stand 30 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Drain mushrooms, reserving liquid. Chop mushrooms; set aside.

3 – Melt margarine in large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add cremini mushrooms and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes. Sprinkle thyme, salt, and pepper over mushrooms; cook and stir 1 minute or until mushrooms are tender.

4 – Stir drained rice, porcini mushrooms, and reserved mushroom liquid into skillet; cook and stir over medium-low heat 5 minutes or until hot. Stir in green onions. Garnish, if desired.

*Note: Rice may be prepared up to 3 hours before serving and kept covered at room temperature until added to fresh mushroom mixture.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 175 calories, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 304 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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