This is a quick lunch or dinner recipe which makes you feel happy – not as happy as borek of course, but still a good dish! Rice and mushrooms, I think, get on well together.
250g button or chestnut mushrooms (one supermarket punnet will do)
2 – 3 tomatoes
1 glass of basmati or jasmine rice
3 – 4 table spoonful of wild rice
How to make Wild Pilau Rice?
1. The first rule about cooking rice is the golden ratio: If you have 1 glass of rice it deserves 1.5 glasses of hot water; 2 glasses of rice need 3 glasses of hot water. In this case, since you have wild rice as well, you might need slightly more than this.
2.Boil the exact amount of water, then add your rice and wild rice, stir well then close its lid, bring it up to boil, then simmer it down.
3. It would take about 5 – 10 minutes for the rice to absorb the water, once it is done, turn the hob off, put a piece of paper between the lid and the pan until you serve the rice.
How to prepare the mushroom sauce?
1. Chop the onions and sautee until they turn yellow. (optional you can always chop some green pointed peppers and sautee with onions, they go well together.)
2. Add the chopped mushrooms and stir them together, after 5 minutes add the peeled and chopped tomatoes.
3. If the tomatoes are hard, add like half a glass of hot water (possibly left in the kettle which you heated for rice!)
4. Simmer it down and add the fresh or dry thyme, cook for 5 minutes more.
Once ready, put some rice and top it up with your lovely mushrooms! You can add some parsley as well!