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This Cheesy Miso Mushroom Rice recipe is the perfect hands-off alternative to risotto! It’s easy to make and packed with healthy ingredients like cremini mushrooms, miso paste, and brown rice. Gluten-free, vegetarian, comforting, and SO delicious.

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If you love mushroom risotto but hate how hands-on the cooking process is, you are going to LOVE this recipe.

With risotto, you typically need to add broth to the rice in increments, and stir regularly through the whole process (up to 30 minutes)!

While it may be worth it, this miso mushroom rice recipe has a similar flavour profile but WAY less work. Once the rice and broth are in the pot, all you have to do is cover it and let it simmer until the liquid is absorbed 🙂

Not only is it easy, but this recipe is packed with so much umami flavour from the mushrooms, miso paste, veggie broth, and parmesan cheese. It’s nutrient-dense, delicious, and also great for batch cooking or meal prep.

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This Recipe Is Only 10 Ingredients!

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What Is Miso Paste?

Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning that adds a delicious “umami” and salty flavour to dishes like soups, sauces, meats, and vegetables. It’s produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and “koji” (a type of fungus).

I love using miso paste in my cooking to pack in a ton of flavour! If you want to cook more with miso, be sure to check out some of these easy recipes:

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What To Serve With Mushroom Rice

Because this mushroom rice is a source of complex carbohydrates, veggies, and fibre, I would recommend balancing out this dish with a serving of your favourite protein!

Some delicious protein ideas to make with this mushroom rice:

How To Store & Reheat Leftovers

This recipe makes awesome leftovers that maintain their texture well when reheated!

Simply store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.

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Miso Nutrition Benefits

Because miso paste is made by fermenting soybeans, it’s a natural source of beneficial gut microbes that appear to play a role in many aspects of human health.

Miso is also rich in micronutrients such as manganese, vitamin K, copper, and zinc.

Mushroom Nutrition Benefits

Mushrooms are a source of:

  • multiple B-vitamins like niacin, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid with a 100-gram serving providing 20, 25, and 20% of your daily needs, respectively.
    • B-vitamins play a critical role in transforming the food we eat into the energy that fuels every process in our body.
  • minerals like selenium (15%DV), copper (15%DV), potassium (8%DV), and phosphorus (6%DV).

Something unique about mushrooms? They are actually one of the few non-fortified food sources of vitamin D!

Vitamin D plays a critical role in calcium absorption, helping to keep your bones healthy and strong.

Brown Rice Nutrition Benefits

Brown rice is:

  • fibre-rich whole grain, with 1 cup providing 3.5 grams (about 14% of your daily needs)
  • an excellent source of B-vitamins, like thiamin, niacin, B6, and pantothenic acid
  • a good source of minerals like manganese, selenium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, and iron
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This cheesy miso mushroom rice recipe is the perfect hands-off alternative to risotto. It's gluten-free, vegetarian, and so easy to make!
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Bring a large saucepan, stockpot, or dutch oven to medium heat on the stovetop. Add olive oil and minced garlic, and sauté for 1-2 mins, until fragrant.
  • Add sliced mushrooms, thyme, salt, and pepper and sauté for 5-7 mins, stirring frequently.
  • Next, add brown rice, vegetable broth, and miso paste to the pot. Stir and bring to a boil, before covering and reducing heat. Let pot simmer (covered) for about 45 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed.
  • Once ready, stir in parmesan cheese. Serve with your favourite protein and enjoy!

Notes

*Be sure to double check the recommended cooking time and rice to liquid ratio on the package of rice you’re using. There are many different types of rice out there, and cooking times/liquid ratios can vary! If you find your rice too firm/hard at the end of cooking, try adding an extra tablespoon or two of liquid and cook the rice for a little longer.
*This recipe makes awesome leftovers that maintain their texture well when reheated! Simply store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.
*Because this mushroom rice is a source of complex carbohydrates, veggies, and fibre, I would recommend balancing out this dish with a serving of your favourite protein! TIP: make your protein dish while the rice is simmering, to maximize cooking time 🙂
*For a vegan/dairy-free version of this recipe, omit parmesan cheese or swap with a vegan alternative.

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