This Mushroom Rice Recipe Will Make You Eat the Entire Plate

A Mushroom Rice Recipe So Good You'll Clean the Entire Plate

This Mushroom Rice Recipe Will Make You Eat the Entire Plate

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Have you ever polished off an entire pot of mushroom rice? Well, my large family sure has. This fragrant rice is the ultimate comfort food. It’s chock full of colorful ingredients that beacon to be devoured. Every time I cook it, the entire kitchen fills with wonderful, drool-invoking smells. There’s just something about this recipe that screams HOME.

Sound good? Then, you’ll want to continue reading to learn how to make this wonderful mushroom rice with spinach and butter squash recipe yourself. Even more so, along with the recipe tutorial, I’m going to show you how to clean it all up afterward. Get ready and come along with me. This will be a dinner of epic proportions.


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This recipe for mushroom rice with spinach and butternut squash has all the tasty things needed to make a great family dinner.
This recipe for mushroom rice with spinach and butternut squash has all the tasty things needed to make a great family dinner.

 

Ingredients for mushroom rice with spinach and butternut squash.
Ingredients for mushroom rice with spinach and butternut squash.

It’s seriously simple.

This mushroom rice recipe requires only a few basic ingredients and it is as simple as boiling water. It takes approximately 30 minutes to cook; and then, it’s ready to serve. My favorite ingredient is the butternut squash. It adds a depth of flavor and there’s no pre-cooking. Mushrooms make it hearty, while the spinach adds terrific color and nutrients. It’s an incredibly fantastic family meal.

Mushroom Rice with spinach and butternut squash. This easy rice recipe makes dinner super easy. It's a real 30 minute meal and total time saving dinner. Quick and easy prep make this the best rice recipe you've ever tasted.
Mushroom Rice with spinach and butternut squash. This easy rice recipe makes dinner super easy. It’s a real 30-minute meal and total time-saving dinner. Quick and easy prep make this the best rice recipe you’ve ever tasted.

Choosing the right pan.

So, before we jump into the recipe, I also want to discuss a few things. Let’s face it, if you cook a rice recipe, you will always get some that sticks to the bottom of the pan. There’s nothing you can do to prevent it; that’s just how it is. Trust me, if it doesn’t stick on the bottom, that means it’s too mushy. For this recipe, I recommend a large non-stick pan like the one pictured; however, please note, it still sticks. Be very careful not to stir the rice after it comes to a boil, because you will release too much starch, and again it will be mushy. Your goal is to get those loose, puffy grains.

Cooking mushroom rice with spinach and butternut squash is easy. In under 30 minutes, you've got a great meal.
Cooking mushroom rice with spinach and butternut squash is easy. In under 30 minutes, you’ve got a great meal.

How should I clean up afterward?

Remember in the beginning of the post when I said I was going to show you how to clean it all up? I wasn’t kidding. You do not have to fear when you have a good set of clean up tools. I use a Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Dots Sponge for my pots, pan, and heavy-duty cookware. It scrubs those babies right up and even takes off the heavy stuff, too.

For everything else, I use a Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Dots Sponge. It won’t scratch plates, glass, or utensils. These Scotch-Brite® Scrub Dots are so handy, they scrub fast and rinse clean. My kitchen messes don’t even stand a chance. When it’s time to do the dishes, I just fill the sink with soapy water and let the sponges do the rest.

Scotch-Brite® Scrub Dots eliminate cooked-on messes like mushroom rice.
Scotch-Brite® Scrub Dots eliminate cooked-on messes like mushroom rice.
A sink full of dishes is no problem for Scotch-Brite® Scrub Dots.
A sink full of dishes is no problem for Scotch-Brite® Scrub Dots, even if you just made mushroom rice.
Cleaning up after making this mushroom rice recipe.
Cleaning up after making this mushroom rice recipe.

 

Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Dots Sponge does the job. Cleaning the pan after making mushroom rice.
Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Dots Sponge does the job. Cleaning the pan after making mushroom rice.

 

Clean up is easy with Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Dots Dishwand
Clean up is easy with Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Dots Dishwand

If that wasn’t enough, there’s more! Clean up is also super easy with Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Dots Dishwand. I fill it with soap and it’s good to go. There’s even a heavy duty version, (you know for your baked-on messes).

Let’s get cooking!

Lastly, I would love for you try this dish, then leave me a comment. I am a passionate cook; so I always get excited to hear when others try my recipes.  Joy comes when we can bond over food and encourage each other to savor the sweet moments of life.

Enjoy the recipe, and until next time, live your life to the fullest!

Sincerely,

Fullest Mom


Mushroom rice with spinach and butternut squash. A hearty and delicious family dinner that's ready in under 30 minutes.
Mushroom rice with spinach and butternut squash. A hearty and delicious family dinner that’s ready in under 30 minutes.

Mushroom Rice with Butternut Squash

Cooking Method: Stovetop
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups white quick cook rice
  • 1 1/2 cups of baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 cup butternut squash (cubed in 1/2 inch squares)
  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 3/4 cups of chicken broth
  • A large handful of spinach
  • 1/2 cup of celery (chopped)
  • 2 tsp. of minced garlic
  • 1 tbs. of cooking oil
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Optional: 1/4 lb of shredded pre-cooked rotisserie chicken

Steps:

  1. Place oil in a large non-stick pan and preheat using medium heat.
  2. While waiting for the pan to heat up, rinse your rice with cool water.
  3. Drain and place wet rice into now heated pan. (You should see some steam release)
  4. Work quickly, and make sure to stir once gently so that the rice is coated with oil.
  5. Add garlic to the pan.
  6. Let it simmer until the garlic fragrance is released. (About 2 minutes.)
  7. Add heavy whipping cream, chicken broth, salt, and pepper.
  8. Next, stir once to remove any rice sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  9. Increase heat and bring mixture to a boil.
  10. Add mushrooms, squash, spinach, celery, and optional chicken.
  11. Continue to boil until all excess liquid is not visible.
  12. Turn heat to very low and cover.
  13. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  14. Plate and serve hot, then use a Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Dots Sponge to clean up afterward.

One last thing…

Don’t forget that you can find Scotch-Brite® Scrub Dots at Target. They are located in the Kitchen Cleaning aisle. Seriously, Target has all the things 🙂

Shopping for Scotch-Brite® Scrub Dots at Target.
Shopping for Scotch-Brite® Scrub Dots at Target.

 

 

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Comments

  1. This looks so yummy and super easy!

    1. FullestMom says:

      It is. All you have to do is chop and drop 🙂

  2. Echo says:

    This looks so yummy. I’m just getting into butternut squash. I’ve tried it once but didn’t like it. Then when I was doing plated one of their recipes had it and I loved it. I pinned this so I can try it.

    1. FullestMom says:

      I think you will enjoy this one. I’m a huge butternut squash fan, but if you are not, you can reduce to 1/4 cup chopped extremely fine. That way, you get the freshness but subtly.

  3. I love recipes where you can sneak in ALL the veggies and it makes it taste even better! Thanks for sharing

    1. FullestMom says:

      Yes. If you’re really looking to sneak them in, grind the veggies in the food processor b/f adding. Then no one really knows 🙂

  4. Mama says:

    So just how mushroomy is it? My husband LOVES mushrooms but my kids and I really don’t like them that much. If it isn’t TOO mushroomy, I’d love to try this!

    1. FullestMom says:

      I don’t taste them because the squash is the most distinctive flavor. I don’t notice in texture either because of the chicken… However, if you want to reduce the mushrooms to 1/4 cup, that would be a good start.

  5. Jamie says:

    Mmmmm that’s amazing. Love mushrooms and squash. This sounds like a must try this fall!

    1. FullestMom says:

      Thank you! Enjoy and let me know how it turns out 🙂

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  7. SHANIKA says:

    Yumm! This looks so good! I seldom use Mushrooms, but this looks really delicious! I have to try this!

    1. FullestMom says:

      Give it a try. The mushrooms add a nice depth of flavor. You can cut back to 1/4 cup if you want to get used to them first.

  8. cathy says:

    What a yummy looking rice recipe and having the right cleaning tools on hand make for an easy cleanup! {client}

    1. FullestMom says:

      Yes, the Scotch Brite Scrub Dots make all the difference. I typically clean right after dinner and it’s a synch. 🙂

  9. Stella says:

    This looks so good! Love the cleaning tips too 🙂

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