Super Easy Wild Rice Mushroom Pilaf

Super Easy Wild Rice Mushroom Pilaf is a simple and delicious side dish that you can prepare in less than 30 minutes.

Under 30 min Wild Rice Mushroom Pilaf: a super-easy and delicious side dish perfect for potlucks and holiday gatherings.pinterestSuper Easy Wild Rice Mushroom Pilaf is perfect for potlucks and holiday gatherings.

Until I made this wild rice pilaf a few weeks back, I had no idea how well wild rice and mushrooms go together. No wonder why recipes like wild rice mushroom soups are so popular. I feel wild rice itself is so delicious and flavorful that it makes this pilaf even tastier.

If you have never tried wild rice before you should definitely try this pilaf recipe. I am sure you will fall in love with it too.

Super Easy Wild Rice Mushroom Pilaf Recipe

Another (personal) reason I am loving this pilaf is that it has mushrooms in it. For me, mushroom is a must in recipes like Homemade Pizza, Asian soups, Sandwiches etc. I am a huge fan of mushrooms and I look out for ways to add them in whatever I cook!

Super Easy Wild Rice Mushroom Pilaf Recipe

Super Easy Wild Rice Mushroom Pilaf

Making this wild rice pilaf doesn’t take much time. The best part is that you need very few ingredients for this recipe. This recipe calls for a wild rice blend that you can easily find in your local grocery stores. Other ingredients you’d need are green peas, onions, vegetable broth, some garlic and of course fresh sliced mushrooms. And also, I used fresh thyme leaves to give this pilaf a nice aromatic flavor.

Once you gather all the ingredients, cook wild rice in vegetable broth until they are nice, tender and fluffy. Meanwhile saute onions, mushrooms and green peas with garlic and thyme until all the water disappears from the mushroom. Then add cooked rice and gently mix together. Serve as a side or have it for light lunch or dinner.

Under 30 min Wild Rice Mushroom Pilaf: a super-easy and delicious side dish perfect for potlucks and holiday gatherings.

Recipe variations

  • Add cooked or grilled chicken pieces in this pilaf to make it a meat version.
  • Add some additional vegetables like fresh spinach, diced carrot, green beans etc to boost its nutritional value.
  • Top this pilaf with some dried cranberries, diced green apple to make it a perfect dish that you can add to a Thanksgiving menu.
  • If you want to make a healthy and low-carb version then you can try this cauliflower rice pilaf.

Under 30 min Wild Rice Mushroom Pilaf: a super-easy and delicious side dish perfect for potlucks and holiday gatherings.


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Super Easy Wild Rice Mushroom Pilaf

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 211 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 cup wild rice blend
  • 1 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup green peas, frozen or fresh
  • 1 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, or 1 tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add rice and veggie broth in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil. Then add salt to taste and simmer for 15-18 min with lid on or until the rice is tender and fluffy.
  • Meanwhile, heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic and saute until fragrant for 30-40 sec.
  • Add onions and cook until translucent.
  • Then add mushrooms, green peas, and thyme. Saute the mixture for 5-7 min. Make sure almost all the water from the mushrooms evaporates.
  • Add cooked rice and gently mix with mushroom and peas. Adjust seasonings, if necessary. Serve warm as a side or for light lunch or dinner.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: Easy, green peas, Mushroom, pilaf, wild rice
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About the author

Swati is a Doctorate in Food Engineering & an author behind a healthy food blog Watch What U Eat. She loves to create & share wholesome, nutritious recipes. In addition, she practices Sahaja Yoga and meditates daily for a stress-free & balanced life.
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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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