Brown Rice with preserved Wild (Boletus and Leccinum) Mushrooms Recipe
2011 July 14
Recently I have learned that brown rice is healthier than white rice because it contains all the minerals and vitamins which are being lost during the rice processing. Therefore, from now in all dishes where white rice is used I am trying to substitute it with brown rice although if you like, you may use white (short grain) rice. Here you are, the Brown Rice with preserved Wild (Boletus and Leccinum) Mushrooms recipe:
The 2 servings you will need:
100-150 gr of marinated (vinegar-pickled) wild mushrooms (I used marinated King Bolete – Boletus edulis, Bay Bolete – Boletus badius , Iodine Bolete – Boletus impolitus, Dotted Stem Bolete - Boletus erythropus). In principle, any Boletus and/or Leccinum mushroom species can be used for this dish.
1 medium-size carrot
1 medium-size onion
1 big tomato (optional)
1 young green onion
1-2 twigs of dill
1-2 table spoons of olive oil
pinch of salt
200 gr of washed brown rice
1. Place 1-2 table spoons of olive oil, onion cut in cubes (5×5 mm) and grated carrot in the pot for frying on high heat. Mix it during 2-3 minutes (or less until the vegetables become soft and onion becomes a bit transparent). Then, add washed preserved mushrooms and grated garlic (optionally you may add 1 big tomato cut in one-bite pieces), mix well and fry for 5 minutes on a high heat.
2. Add washed brown rice to the pot. Mix everything well and add boiled water to cover the rice by 1-1,5cm (about 0.5 inch). Let it be cooked without a lid on high heat until you see the rice surface above the water level (the rice should look watery). It might take about 10 minutes.
3. Then, reduce the heat to minimum, add 50 gr of boiled water, cover the pot with a lid and let it cook for next 10 minutes.
4. While rice is cooking wash the dill and green onion and chop it.
5. Remove the pot from the heat when the rice is not watery anymore and let it stand for 5 minutes.
6. Serve while it’s hot. Put a portion on the place, add on top cut greenery and decorate with some fresh vegetables (cucumber, salad, tomato, pepper, etc.)
Enjoy your meal!
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