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Mushroom Rice Medley

We would never hear the end of it if we failed to have my grandmother’s mushroom rice dish on the table for any family gathering. It’s the one dish my dad requests most often.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional


  • In a large saucepan, combine the water, brown rice, wild rice, bouillon and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 50-60 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. In the drippings, saute mushrooms and onion until tender. Stir in rice and bacon; heat through. Season with salt if desired.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 201 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 440mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • LPHJKitchen
    Apr 20, 2018

    A quick and easy recipe to have on hand for a simple side dish! I loved the mushrooms and the rest of my family loved the bacon! Served it with salmon but I imagine it would go well with just about anything. Instead of bouillon cubes, I just used chicken stock in place of the water to cook the rice. Very flavorful!

  • joycerm53
    May 4, 2017

    Very good! The bacon really makes a difference in this recipe. I usually add a couple cloves of minced garlic with the onions.

  • annrms
    Apr 11, 2017

    This is a savory and fantastic recipe. I didn't have bacon on hand, but I did have bacon drippings in the fridge so I used that for the bacon flavor; didn't really miss the bacon. The addition of dried oregano really made the dish. Will make this again.

  • bullar
    Apr 19, 2012

    We really enjoyed the savory flavors of this rice medley. Will definitely make again!

  • lschole
    Aug 10, 2011

    Loved the flavor of this recipe. My husband doesn't really love rice, but the bacon made it worth it for him! I added garlic while sauting the mushrooms and onions. I will be making this again!