Mushroom-Almond Rice

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Mushroom-Almond Rice

How long it takes: 1 Hour

Number of servings: 4-5

Mushrooms are probably the trendiest ingredient these days, as I’ve noticed all kinds of mushroom based dishes served at restaurants – such as mushroom masala, mushroom soup with spring onions and mushroom biryani etc. I have also noticed that they have a divisive character – either you eat it or you hate it. I also have put up mushroom masala, and mushroom stir fry on this blog. Today’s one pot meal with mushrooms is an easy recipe that can be prepared even by beginners. Here it is:

What you need to have: 

1. Basmati Rice – 1 Cup

2. Butter – 3-4 Tablespoons

3. Chopped Onions – 2/3 Cup

4. Garlic cloves  6-8 (sliced long)

5. Green Bell Pepper – 1/2 Cup

6. Cumin seeds – 1 Teaspoon

7. Raisins – A handful

8. Sliced Almonds – 2/3 cup

9. Mushrooms – 1 Cup

10. Coconut milk – 1/3 cup

11. Ground Pepper powder – 1/2 Teaspoon

12. Lemon juice – 1 Teaspoon (before serving)

Basmati Rice

Ingredients of Mushroom-Almond Rice

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash, drain water from rice and spread it on a plate as shown in Image-1.

2. Wash and chop capsicum, onions, mushroom and keep it aside as shown in Image 2.

3. Slice almonds, peel and slice garlic cloves too and keep aside.

Sliced garlic, almonds & other ingredients

4. Place a spatula with a little cooking oil in it on low flame and fry diced almonds in it till done.

Almonds being fried

5. Place a cooker with 4-5 Teaspoons of cooking oil on medium flame. When hot, add jeera/cumin seeds to it. When it splutters, add sliced garlic pods and fry till done.

Cumin & Garlic being fried in oil

6. When done, add raisins and chopped onions and fry till onions are transparent. Adding some salt prevents the frying onions from getting burnt. When onions are fried transparent, add chopped capsicum and saute for a while.

Onions & raisins being fried in the seasoning

7. Finally add chopped mushroom and rice and fry for a while. Add half the quantity of Almonds as well and also add 1/3 cup of coconut milk and remaining quantity of water and cook till done.  Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of pepper powder while cooking.

Chopped mushroom and rice being fried in the Seasoning

Ready to be cooked

8. Pressure cook the rice / cook it until done. Decorate it with remaing quantity of fried Almonds, lemon juice and a little pepper powder and enjoy either plain or with a spicy dish or raita.

Ready to serve Mushroom-Almond rice

How long it takes: 1 Hour

Number of servings: 4-5

Good to remember:

1. Use fresh mushrooms for the dish.

2. Pepper powder is optional.

3. A dash of lemon juice gives a unique flavour to the dish.

5 thoughts on “Mushroom-Almond Rice

    Priya said:
    January 29, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Seriously cant take my eyes from ur irresistible click,super tempting and rich looking rice.

    Turmeric53@gmail.com said:
    February 5, 2012 at 9:56 am

    First time here —– u got some cool recipes

    nammu said:
    March 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    mami,i tried almond rice today…it was gud… like the taste…seems like my pepper was bit less so no spicyness…will add green chilly for spicyness next time… hope it will work good… had with raitha… simply super…thanks for the wonderfull recipie

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 2, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      Hi Nammu,

      Thanx a lot for ur comments which is a real encouragement to me.

    dapperdolly said:
    March 10, 2012 at 5:20 am

    I have to try this, I’ll just use an alternative but the butter. Your cooking skills are awesome.

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