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Brown Rice Mushroom Pilaf | Pilaf cu ciuperci

Brown Rice Mushroom Pilaf

Ruxandra Micu
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side
Servings 6


  • 1 cup rice soaked in water for at least 1 hour
  • 2 cups button mushrooms sliced
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1/3 tsp ground pepper


  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté chopped onion and sliced mushrooms for 5 minutes.
  • Drain rice and add it into the saucepan. Stir to coat in oil.
  • Add water.
  • Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cover with a lid. Let it rest until all liquid is absorbed. *


* This is the failproof method I use for making rice pilafs. Boil it for just 20 minutes and then cover with a lid and remove from heat. The rice will absorb all liquid and you won't risk burning the pilaf.