Wild Rice and Mushroom Pilaf


Looking for a delicious make-ahead side? This pilaf can be made up to 2 days in advance.

Wild Rice and Mushroom Pilaf
Photo: Marcus Nilsson
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 serves

This wild rice and mushroom pilaf is easy to make, and it can be paired with roast chicken, turkey, and steak.


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 2 cups wild rice blend

  • 3 to 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ¾ pound mixed mushrooms (button, cremini, and shiitake), sliced

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and ¾ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the rice and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Proceed to cook the rice according to the package directions, replacing the water (if specified) with the equivalent amount of chicken broth.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the wine and cook, scraping up the brown bits, until evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. Fluff the rice and fold in the mushrooms, chives, and remaining two tablespoons of butter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

256 Calories
9g Fat
37g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 256
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 497mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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