Wild Rice & Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients

  • 1 cup, uncooked Royal Blend® Texmati® White, Brown & Red Rice
  • 12 large baby portabella caps, 2.5-3in. in diameter
  • 1/2 lb. Italian sausage
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup panko or bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In medium saucepan, bring 1 ½ cups of water to a boil; stir in Royal blend, reduce heat and cover, let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, remove stems from mushrooms and place caps on rimmed baking sheet and set aside.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage and onion until sausage is browned and cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain and discard grease; return sausage mixture to skillet.
  • Stir in cooked rice, panko, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and thyme into sausage mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stuff mushroom caps with sausage mixture and place back on baking sheet.
  • Bake stuffed mushrooms in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. Sprinkle remaining Cheddar cheese over mushrooms and bake until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 3 minutes.

*Cooking tip: This recipe can substitute any RiceSelect Royal Blend product, including our Original Royal Blend, Whole Grain Royal  Blend with Red Rice, Whole Grain Royal Blend with Wild Rice, Royal Blend with Flaxseed, and Royal Blend with Quinoa.