Slow-Cooker Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
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
Slow-Cooker Mushroom Rice Pilaf Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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
  • Thinly sliced green onions, optional


  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. If desired, sprinkle with sliced green onions.
Beef Base
Look for beef base near the broth and bouillon.

Nutrition Facts

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