Brown Rice, Mushrooms & Kale

November 8, 2019—0 Comments
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Photographed by Ashley Arpel Greenwald

I came up with the idea for this dish when creating a veggie burger.  The combination of brown rice, sauteed mushrooms and kale ended up being so delicious and with a big bonus—-so very nutritious.  You get your cruciferous greens, grains and mushrooms all in one side dish! Then I decided to make it part of my Fairy-Tale Stuffed Pumpkin.  Add some roasted butternut squash for a colorful entree and serve with a crispy salad and you have a wonderful meal.

Brown Rice, Mushrooms & Kale

Servings: 6
  • 1 medium size red onion, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced (about 2 tsp)
  • 1 lb cremini mushroom, diced to ¼ “  (about 4 cups)
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 bunch curly green kale, stems removed and finely chopped
  • 2 TB balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Liquid Smoke
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp. Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (optional–not necessary  if you are on a no-salt diet)

Make the Rice Mixture: (can be made 1 day in advance)

  1. Dry sautè the onions:  Place a large saute pan over medium high heat for 1-½ minutes. Add diced onion and stir quickly so that the onion doesn’t stick to the pan.  Now, lower the heat to medium low and place lid on the pan for 1 minute. Lift the lid and stir and cover again for another minute or two, or until translucent.
  2. Add minced garlic, stir to combine until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add diced mushroom and increase heat to medium.  Stir until mushrooms exude their juices and start to break down, about 2 minutes.
  4. Season mixture with balsamic vinegar, liquid smoke, freshly ground black pepper and red pepper flakes, if using,  and stir for 1 minute.
  5. Add kale and rice, stir and cook for another couple of minutes until the kale has wilted.
  6. If using salt, add in 1 tsp., stir adding more if needed.

Serve with Roasted Butternut Squash and a salad.


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