*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       MIXED GRAIN MUSHROOM CASSEROLE
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Side Dish                        Main Dish
                 Casseroles                       Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   c            Wild rice
      1/2   c            Pearl barley
      1/2   c            Brown rice
      1/4   c            Oil
    1       lg           Onion -- thinly sliced
    4                    Garlic cloves -- chopped
    4       tb           Unsalted butter or margarine
                         -OR- Oil
      1/2   lb           Mushrooms -- thickly sliced
    3 1/2   c            Broth
    1       t            Crushed dried thyme
      1/2   ts           Crushed dried oregano
                         Salt & pepper -- to taste
 
   Combine grains in a mixing bowl and set aside. Pour
   the oil into a 2-3 qt. casserole which is safe for
   both stovetop and oven cooking, and place on med.
   heat. When hot , saute onion and garlic until tender
   and translucent, about 5-6 mins. Add the mixed grains
   and saute for 1 min., stirring constantly.
   
   Meanwhile melt butter or margarine (if using) in a
   separate pan on med. high heat. When hot , add
   mushrooms and saute quickly, stirring frequently,
   until the shrooms are hot and have just absorbed the
   “butter” (about 1 min.). Immediately remove from heat.
   
   Add the broth, herbs, and mushrooms to the casserole
   with the onions and grains, and bring to a boil.
   Season with salt and pepper to taste, cover tightly
   (use aluminum foil between pot and cover if necessary
   for a good seal), and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hr.
   
   NOTES: I use alot less oil (only as much as needed to
   keep things from sticking in my cast-iron dutch oven),
   add hot peppers and fresh herbs (rosemary is
   especially delicious; i dislike dried oregano so i use
   less or none), add soy sauce instead of salt, and
   saute the mushrooms first in the same pan (taking them
   out when done) so i dont have to wash two pans :^>.
   Frankly i can't see where they get 8 servings from,
   this lasts me maybe 3 meals....It’s really a hearty
   dish, so save it for a cold day (some of us still have
   a few left, despite the advent of spring). Enjoy!
   
   (8 servings as a side dish, less as an entree)
   
   From: karpen@nrlfs1.nrl.navy.mil (Judy Karpen)
   @Newsgroups: rec.food.veg
  
 
 
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