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Slow Cooker Mushroom Rice Pilaf Recipe

Slow Cooker Mushroom Rice Pilaf Recipe

A few modifications to our dear Great Aunt Bernice's easy mushroom rice pilaf recipe have made this an always-requested dish for potlucks, barbecues and family get-togethers. It'll become a slow cooker favorite in your household, too!—Amy Williams, Rialto, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup medium grain rice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 4 teaspoons beef base

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, saute rice in butter until lightly browned. Add green onions and garlic; cook and stir until tender. Stir in mushrooms.
  • 2. Transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, whisk water and beef base; pour over rice mixture. Cover and cook on low for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Look for beef base near the broth and bouillon.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 210 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 512 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat.