Savory Rice With Mushrooms (Johnny Cash's Mother's Recipe)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Johnny Cash was my husband's cousin and I was lucky enough to obtain a cookbook of Johnny's mother's recipes titled, "Favorite Recipes From Mama Cash's Kitchen." I've been asked to post some of the recipes from the book and this is one of them.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • butter, 1 cube (don't know how much a cube is)
  • 1 bunch green onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can consomme
  • 1 (8 ounce) can mushrooms, with liquid
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 12 cups water


  1. Melt butter and cook minced onion in it.
  2. Add rice; brown lightly.
  3. Combine other ingredients with rice mixture and bring to boil.
  4. Cover; reduce heat and steam until liquid is absorbed.
  5. If rice is not done, add more water sparingly.
Most Helpful

This recipe is delicious. The only changes I made (out of necessity) were: I had no green onions,so I had to use a yellow one, finely diced, and had only a 4oz can of mushrooms, which I thought was plenty. Other than that I followed the recipe as written. BTW, I believe a cube of butter is 1 tablespoon. Take one stick of cold butter, and with a sharp knife, cut through it at the tablespoon mark, and walla, a cube of butter, which is slightly more than a "pat" of butter. More can be used, if desired.

arroz241_11561377 May 03, 2011

A new favororite!! Very,very good. DH loved it. Will be made again and again.Thank You for sharing this delightful recipe!!

Beansy October 22, 2009

This was outstanding with steaks and garlic string beans!

JPsBarbie September 08, 2009