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       Title: Mixed Grain Mushroom Casserole
  Categories: Casseroles
       Yield: 8 servings
  
     1/2 c  Wild rice                                -OR- Oil
     1/2 c  Pearl barley                      1/2 lb Mushrooms; thickly sliced
     1/2 c  Brown rice                      3 1/2 c  Broth
     1/4 c  Oil                                 1 ts Crushed dried thyme
       1 lg Onion; thinly sliced              1/2 ts Crushed dried oregano
       4    Garlic cloves; chopped                   Salt & pepper; to taste
       4 tb Unsalted butter or margarine   
  
   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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