Simple Mushroom and Garlic Rice

Simple Mushroom and Garlic Rice

Lunch time in our house is normally always busy. Therefore I’m always in need of a speedy dish. As I have mentioned in previous recipes mushrooms are not my favourite fungi or vegetable. In recent months I’ve been trying to teach myself to like mushrooms. I’ve been trying mushrooms in a variety of different recipes.

Mushrooms are immune boosting and during these uncertain times we could all do with keeping well and staying healthy. I think that’s why I’ve been trying different vegetables. To be honest this situation has made me realise I want to be the best and healthiest version of myself. I know that eating a lot of different vegetables can help me with that plan. If I can fit even more veggies in at lunch time then that is an added bonus too.

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Serves 4


  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Frying pan
  • Wooden or stirring spoon
  • Colander
  • Saucepan
  • Tablespoon


  • Onion x 1
  • Garlic x 2 – 4
  • Mushrooms x 500g
  • Kale x 2 large handfuls
  • Rice x 300g
  • Vegetable stock x 600mls
  • Tamari or soy sauce x 2 tbsp
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Wash the rice twice through the colander and then put the rice into the saucepan.
  • Pour over the vegetable stock and make sure their is 2 centimetres of stock from the top of the rice.
  • Add the the tamari or the soy sauce.
  • Put the rice on the hob and bring to the boil.
  • Turn the heat down and leave to simmer until all the water has been absorbed.
  • Peel and slice the onion and the garlic.
  • Next slice the mushrooms and set these ingredients aside.
  • Put the frying pan onto a high heat and add oil to the base of the pan.
  • When the pan is hot add in the onions and fry until they start to soften.
  • It should take around 3 – 5 minutes for the onions to soften.
  • The pan may start to get a little hot so turn the heat down and add in a little water.
  • Once the onions are soft add in the garlic and fry for a further few minutes.
  • Now put the mushrooms into the frying pan and fry until they are golden brown.
  • Add in the kale and fry for a further few minutes or until the kale starts to soften as well.
  • When all the ingredients are cooked through remove the frying pan from the heat.
  • Wait for the rice to cook through too.
  • You can speed up the process by turning the heat back up and stirring the rice and liquid in the pan.
  • Once the rice is cooked add in the mushrooms, onion, garlic and .
  • Stir all the ingredients around until everything is well mixed together.
  • Then serve and enjoy.
Simple Mushroom and Garlic Rice

Simple Mushroom and Garlic Rice was a delicious lunch time dish. If you are not a vegan then you could always add an egg or maybe fry tofu with the mushrooms for more protein. Sadly this dish is not freezable but it does make a brilliant packed lunch or light dinner too. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx