Easy Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms

This Easy Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms is tender, fluffy, and flavorful. It’s the perfect side dish to accompany any meal, anytime.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins

Yield: 6-8 1x


  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz salted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp table salt
  • 1 cup good quality long grain rice, such as Jasmine
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups regular strength beef broth
  • Optional: chives or parsley for garnish


  1. In a large heavy pan, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add onions and cook/stir until softened and almost caramelized, 5-10 min. Add butter, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt. Stir well to combine. Add rice, stirring to coat. Add mushrooms and beef broth; stir. Bring to boil, cover with tight-fitting lid, and immediately lower to simmer.
  2. Simmer 30 minutes, without opening lid. With lid still on, turn heat off and let sit 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and season with additional salt/pepper to taste. If desired, garnish with chopped chives or parsley.
  • Category: side