Mushroom Rice

Mushroom rice is one of the rice preparation which Avi loves a lot. Last month I prepared mushroom rice for first time and from that day every now and then he asks for this particular preparation. The taste is really amazing and anyone who loves mushroom will definitely like this dish.


Preparation Time: 20-25 mins

Cooking Time: 40-45 mins


For rice:

  • Biryani Rice/ long grain rice: 1 cup
  • Clove: 1
  • Cinnamon piece/stick: 1/2 "
  • Bay leaf: 1
  • Cardamom: 1-2
  • Coriander leaves: few strings(finely chopped)
  • Ginger-garlic-green chilli paste: 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seed: 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee 2-3 tbsp
For the mushroom Gravy:
  • Mushroom: 200 grm( cut into half)
  • Tomato: 1 small ( pureed)
  • Onion: 1 small ( finely chopped)
  • Ginger-garlic-green chilli paste: 1 tsp
  • Chilli pwd: 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric pwd: 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd: 1/2 tsp
  • Kitchen king masala: 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves: few string ( finely chopped)
  • Oil to cook


For rice:

  • Clean and wash the rice. Soak the rice for 15 mins. Drain and keep aside.
  • In a large pan, boil 3 cups of water with clove, cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom and salt and then add the rice. Cover and cooked the rice till 90-95% done. Drain and keep aside
  • Heat the ghee in kadai/pan and add cumin seed, once they start spluttering then add ginger-garlic-green chili paste, cook for few sec and then add rice. Mix well. turn off the heat. Keep aside.

For the gravy:

  • Heat little oil in kadai/pan and shallow fry these mushroom. Once done take out and keep aside.

  • Heat the oil in a Kadai/pan and cumin seed, once they start spluttering then add the onion, cook for 2-3 mins and add ginger-garlic- green chlli pastes and fry for a while.

  • Add the pureed tomato and cook for 2-3 mins, then add the red chilli pwd, turmeric pwd , garam masala pwd, kitchen king masala and salt. mix well. Cook for another another 2-3 mins.

  • Add the fried mushroom and mix well and coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Add the rice and mix it gently.

  • Do not over cook the rice, else texture of mushroom rice will not look good.
  • Can add the fried nuts, it will enhance the taste.
  • Cover the lid of pan/kadai after mixing rice and mushroom,it will add more flavor to the rice.
  • Use fresh mushroom, it will enhance the taste.


  1. I got the opportunity to taste your mushroom rice and each bite had so much flavour. Amazing taste. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I sure gotta try this out.:-)

    1. Thanks a lot Nidhi :). Let me know once you try the recipe.