Wild Rice with Mushrooms

Wild Rice with Mushrooms

Wild rice with mushrooms is a flavorful and satisfying dish that combines nutty and chewy wild rice with earthy and savory mushrooms. It is a popular side dish or vegetarian main course that is enjoyed all over the world.

The history of wild rice with mushrooms is somewhat disputed, as wild rice and mushrooms have been used in cooking for thousands of years. It is likely that the combination of these two ingredients has been enjoyed in many different cultures throughout history.

To make wild rice with mushrooms, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Wild rice
  • Mushrooms (such as cremini, shiitake, or oyster mushrooms)
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Butter or oil
  • Chicken or vegetable broth
  • Seasonings (such as salt, pepper, and herbs)

To prepare the dish, you will need to cook the wild rice according to package instructions, then sauté the mushrooms, onion, and garlic in butter or oil until they are tender. You can then add the cooked wild rice to the pan and stir in the broth and seasonings. The dish can be served hot, garnished with additional herbs or cheese if desired.

Wild rice with mushrooms is a delicious and satisfying dish that can be served as a side or a main course. It pairs well with a variety of meats, such as roast chicken or grilled steak, and can also be enjoyed on its own as a vegetarian main course.


Course Rice, Potatoes, and Beans
Servings 12
Author N. J. Sorensen, RDN


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup onion — chopped fine
  • ¼ cup celery — chopped fine
  • 8 ounces Chanterelle mushrooms — 1/4″ thick
  • 2 cups wild rice
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ teaspoon salt — to taste
  • 1 tablespoon parsley — chopped fine


  • Add the butter to a medium size sauce pan and melt. When butter is bubbling, add onions, celery, mushrooms, and sauté until onions are translucent. Add rice and combine. Add chicken broth, salt, and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 25 – 30 minutes or until rice is done. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.