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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce, as sold in the United States, is gluten-free.

 

"Talk doesn't cook rice."
-Chinese Proverb

The refrigerator light goes on...

This recipe is based on Rice-A-Roni Mushroom Rice. Those products not only taste terrible but are terrible for you. It is great served with a grilled chicken breast or lean pork chop.

The argument is always that products like Rice-A-Roni are easier, cheaper and take less time than making your own. As with our analysis of Hamburger Helper, this is simply not true. This takes about the same amount of time, tastes better, is cheaper, and much better for you, with fewer calories, less salt, more fiber, and much more flavor.

Tarragon (dried vs. fresh)

This is one herb where the dried is almost as good as the fresh. The ratio is about one teaspoon of dried for every tablespoon of fresh. A teaspoon is a lot of dried tarragon and too much of this anise flavored herb will result in a bitter tasting dish.


 

Mushroom Rice



Servings = 4 | Serving size =about 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Time = 60 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.

This recipe can be divisible by 2.

This recipe makes good leftovers.

2 tsp olive oil
1 small onion (finely diced)
8 ounces mushrooms (diced)
1 cup brown rice
1/2 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1/8 tsp dried tarragon
4 1/2 cups water

Mushroom Rice - Healthy Rice-A-Roni Recipe from Dr. Gourmet
Place a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add the oil and when it is hot add the onion.

Cook for about 5 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the brown rice, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, tarragon and water.

Reduce the heat until the rice is simmering and cook for about 40 minutes until the rice is tender.

Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1 1/2 cups

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 244 Calories from Fat 35
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 6%
    Saturated Fat <1g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 384mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 15%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
    Sugars 5g  
Protein 0g  
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 8% Iron 1%
Vitamin K 471 mcg Potassium 85 mg
Magnesium mg