Brown Rice Hot Dish Recipe

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Dolores Kastello of Waukesha, Wisconsin enhances instant brown rice with celery, onion, mushrooms, seasonings and chopped pecans. With its stuffing-like flavor, this fluffy rice dish makes a perfect accompaniment for chicken or turkey.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/3 cups instant brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1-1/4 cups finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1-1/4 cups hot water
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 149 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.


  1. In a nonstick skillet, saute rice in half of the butter until golden brown; transfer to a large bowl. In the same skillet, saute the mushrooms, celery and onion in remaining butter until tender; add to rice. Stir in the water, pecans, salt, marjoram, pepper, sage and thyme.
  2. Transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Brown Rice Hot Dish in Light & Tasty October/November 2003, p60

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rharkless User ID: 1200027 143062
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

"I had to omit the mushrooms and pecans due to picky people in who live here, but it still was very good. The pecans would make it better, though! I would make it again."

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