Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
A friend gave me this recipe, its my comfort food now.
- 1⁄2 cup wild rice
- 1⁄2 cup pearl barley
- 1⁄2 cup brown rice
- 1⁄4 cup oil (or less)
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄2 lb mushroom, thickly sliced
- 3 1⁄2 cups broth
- 1 teaspoon crushed dried thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed dried oregano
- salt & pepper, to taste
- Combine grains in a mixing bowl and set aside.
- Pour the oil into a 2 to 3 quart casserole which is safe for both stovetop and oven cooking, and place on medium heat.
- When hot, saute onion and garlic until tender and translucent, about 5 to 6 minutes.
- Add the mixed grains and saute for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Meanwhile melt butter or margarine (if using) in a separate pan on medium high heat.
- When hot, add mushrooms and saute quickly, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms are hot and have just absorbed the"butter" (about 1 minute).
- Immediately remove from heat.
- Add the broth, herbs, and mushrooms to the casserole with the onions and grains, and bring to a boil.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste, cover tightly (use aluminum foil between pot and cover if necessary for a good seal), and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
I adapted this for the pressure cooker (which I cannot live without, makes grains so quick and easy!) Didn't have any wild rice on hand so I used 3/4 cup brown rice and 3/4 cup barley, only needed 2T of oil, skipped the butter, used beef broth; sauteed grains and onion in oil. added herbs and cooker for 18 minutes then steamed the mushrooms in the residual heat- it all turned out perfectly, and made tons. I will do this again. Thanks for sharing!
What a great recipe. I seem to be incapable of actually following a recipe through but I stayed pretty close on this one. I used a whole bulb of garlic and about 2 tsp of grapeseed oil for the whole recipe. I also replaced 1/2 a cup of vegetable broth with dry white wine. I loved the toasted grains, that really made the dish wonderful. I sauteed the mushrooms on side as recommended because I'd think they wouldn't allow the grains to toast properly if you included them in the onion mixture. I sauteed them to until they started to release their juices and then added a generous splash of wine and cooked it down until the mushrooms started to dry out again. This is a great starter recipe too, I was dreaming about all the ways to vary it as I cooked it. Add some chopped pumpkin or squash, vary the grains. Next time I think I'll try using sweet short grain brown rice,more liquid for a cheaters risotto. Excellent healthy vegetarian fare, and so simple.
Very nice. Had no wild rice, so upped the brown rice a little. I used beef stock for the liquid and quite liked the flavor, but my spouse found the result to be a little too salty and that the stock overcame the flavor of the rice. I needed an extra 20-30 minutes longer for complete cooking than the directions indicated.