I rated this low due to results. I will make this again with some major changes. I followed the directions exactly. The outcome tasted pretty good but the texture of the rice after cooking for so long was a gelatenous mess. In making this again I will add the rice about 1 hour from the meat/vegetable mixture being done. I will also add a LOT more carrots and other root vegetables to this. There was a nice earthy taste with the mushrooms, beef, carrots and rice seasoning mix.