Our fragrant Thai Jasmine White Rice will absorb all the delicious flavors — earthy mushrooms, creamy coconut milk, and fresh herbs — in this one-pot hearty Creamy Mushroom and Rice Soup.
Heat oil in large pot over medium heat; cook onion for 3 to 5 minutes or until softened.
Increase heat to medium-high; cook mushrooms and garlic for 4 to 5 minutes or until mushrooms are softened and begin to brown.
Add chicken broth, coconut milk, rice and salt; bring to simmer. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
Stir in lemon juice, chives and parsley.
Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth for a vegan variation.
Use this recipe as is for wonderful results, or try switching things up with some of these tasty alternatives.
Mushrooms: Fresh brown or thinly sliced portobellos are great options for this soup; if you want a different texture toss in some cremini.
Herbs: In addition to parsley, floral yet earthy thyme is particularly delicious with mushrooms. But, let’s be honest, it’s hard to go wrong with herbs, so this is an ideal opportunity to go off-book unfollow the recipe a bit according to taste.
Cream: If you want to match the consistency of coconut milk, reach for soy, almond, or half and half. Want a creamier soup? Oat milk or heavy cream will do the trick. Just remember that each of these variations have different flavors that can alter the taste of the final dish.
Liquid: Swap out the chicken broth for your broth of choice; use vegetable for a vegan-friendly soup. Boost the lemon flavor by adding a splash of white wine: this gives your soup a more noticeable crisp, acidic taste.
Don’t restrict yourself to sautéing, mushrooms can be prepared using various Home Cooking Techniques including:
Baked: Portobellos are perfectly shaped canapés dishes, ideal for stuffing. Start with these tasty Simple Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms and work your way up to rich Wild Rice & Sausage Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms.
Raw: Though cooked mushrooms may have more flavor, there is something to be said about the crisp texture that only raw mushrooms have. There is no shortage of flavor in this robust Asian Chicken and Rice Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce — and you get that satisfying crunch!
Fried: These arancini-inspired Fried Mushroom and Thyme Risotto are gooey on the inside and crunchy on the outside: the delicate mushrooms are complemented by the creamy Parmesan, fresh herbs, and the rich marinara topping!