Garlic Mushroom Rice {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

Garlic Mushroom Rice {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

Elevate dinner time with this Mushroom Garlic Rice! A flavorful twist on a simple dish, this rice dish makes the perfect addition to any chicken-based meal.

“What’s for dinner” is a common question around… 4pm. And a frustrating one! Instead of guessing, or scrambling to throw something together, have a plan, and keep dinnertime stress-free.

As a side dish or the base of a stir fry, this mushroom garlic rice is a tasty addition!

While it’s not a 30-minute meal (you do need to wait for the rice to cook) it can be made in advance and kept in the fridge.


Why Choose Wild Rice

Wild rice is a great way to switch up your dinner menu without actually changing too much. Most people opt for white rice which has been stripped of many of its nutrients and fiber, but Wildly Organics Wild Rice has not been genetically harvested nor is it stripped in processing, keeping all of the healthy fiber fully intact.

Wild rice does give a chewier texture to the dish which helps you not inhale your meal. And when combined with garlic, it’s a great, flavorful side dish on its own.


How to Use This Side Dish

Because dinner time is normally a bit chaotic, plan ahead and reduce some of the insanity! I make a double batch of this garlic rice and store the second batch in the fridge.

The first night we normally have it as a side dish with our protein and the second night we use it as the base for a stir fry or Buddha bowl.

Cooking once and using twice helps make evenings a little more enjoyable as we’re not scrambling around for dinner.

Plus, the garlic rice adds a whole new flavor boost to a traditional stir fry recipe and a few more nutrients too!


Looking for other side-dishes? Give these a shot:


Garlic Mushroom Rice
As a side dish or the base of a stir fry, this Mushroom Garlic Rice is not only tasty but a nutrient-rich addition to any dinner! Boost your meal's fiber with this family-friendly, gluten-free, and vegan side dish.
    Servings3-4 servings
    Prep Time5
    Cook Time35
    1. Peel the three cloves of garlic and cut them in half. In a large pot add the rice, water, and halved garlic. Bring the mixture to a boil.
    2. Reduce to medium heat and let simmer for 20 minutes. Turn the stove off and cover the rice. Let sit for 5 minutes.
    3. Whill the rice cooks, in a large pan or wok heat the minced garlic and olive oil over medium heat. Cook the garlic for 3-5 minutes until it begins to brown slightly. Add in the mushrooms and sea salt. Cook for six more minutes until mushrooms are cooked through.
    4. Drain any remaining water from the pot of rice and use a spoon to remove the cloves of cooked garlic. Add the rice to the mushroom mixture and top it with parsley. Mix well. Cook 1-2 more minutes and remove from heat. Garnish with green onions if desired.

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