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All Recipes, Main Dishes / December 1, 2023

The ULTIMATE Creamy Mushroom Rice | CRAZY Good 30 Minute Recipe

This mushroom rice is seriously The ULTIMATE Creamy Mushroom Rice. It´s packed with flavors, super easy to make and all done in a little over 30 minutes. Serve it as a side dish or even as a main course, and always next to a bottle of Spanish wine for an incredible meal.

The ULTIMATE Creamy Mushroom Rice
To make this recipe I used Spanish round rice, which is the one that´s typically used for Paella. Very similar to Arborio rice. You can use other types of rice. However, you might need to add in less liquid if using long-grain rice or more liquid if using brown rice.

The ULTIMATE Creamy Mushroom Rice
For the mushrooms, I used typical white mushrooms. But you can also use baby bellas. For the cheese, I used a Spanish Manchego that was aged for 6 months. However, you can use any cheese you like or whatever you have on hand.

The ULTIMATE Creamy Mushroom Rice

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Once you add the hot broth to the pan with the rice, mix the rice every 3 to 4 minutes. This is going to help release the starch in the rice. Which helps thicken the broth to end up with that creamy goodness.

The ULTIMATE Creamy Mushroom Rice

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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The ULTIMATE Creamy Mushroom Rice

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 406 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 60 ml
  • 5 cups vegetable broth 1200 ml
  • 1/2 lbs white mushrooms 225 grams
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup Spanish round rice 190 grams
  • 1/2 cup grated Manchego cheese 60 grams
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  • grated Manchego cheese
  • fresh parsley


  1. Add the broth into a sauce pan and heat with a medium heat

  2. At the same time, heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 2 tbsp (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil

  3. In the meantime, cut the mushrooms (washed & dried) into 1/4 inch (.635 cm) thick slices, finely chop the onion and roughly chop the garlic

  4. Once the oil is nice and hot in the fry pan, add in the sliced mushrooms, mix them around so they´re all coated in the olive oil, then place them in a single layer, after 3 to 4 minutes mix the mushrooms, then once again place them in a single layer a go for another 3 to 4 minutes, then remove the mushrooms from the pan and set aside

  5. Using the same pan with the same heat, add in another 2 tbsp (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil, immediately add in the chopped onion and garlic, mix continuously, after 3 to 4 minutes and the onion is translucent, add in the rice, reserved mushrooms and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix continuously, after 2 minutes and the rice is lightly toasted, add in the simmering broth, mix every 3 to 4 minutes to help release the starch from the rice, which helps thicken the broth

  6. Once the rice is cooked through, about 15 minutes in my case (check package instructions), remove from the heat, it´s normal if there is still plenty of broth left, add in the 1/2 cup (60 grams) of grated cheese and gently mix together

  7. Transfer into serving dishes, top each one off with a kiss of grated cheese, cracked black pepper and parsley, serve at once, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
The ULTIMATE Creamy Mushroom Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 406 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 381mg17%
Potassium 256mg7%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 78IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 164mg16%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me i love mushrooms sooooooooo much i never had the ultimate creamy mushroom rice before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    01 . Dec . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love:)

      01 . Dec . 2023

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