Hello there, welcome to Rice Cookers 101! Today, we have a delicious and flavorful recipe that is sure to satisfy your taste buds – Thai Mushroom Rice. This recipe is perfect for those who love the taste and aroma of Thai cuisine, paired with the simplicity of preparing rice in a rice cooker. With a few simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you’ll have a delicious and satisfying meal in no time. So, let’s get cooking! We’ve made this thai mushroom rice recipe easy to follow 👨‍🍳. If you’re looking for our favorite rice cookers to make this recipe, check out our list of top rice cookers here.

thai mushroom rice ingredients


  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced


  1. Rinse 2 cups of jasmine rice in cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. In a pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add the rice. Return to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover. Simmer for 18-20 minutes or until the rice is cooked.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add 1 chopped onion and 4 minced cloves of garlic and cook until the onions are translucent.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon of ground coriander, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric, and 1 teaspoon of salt and cook for 1 minute more.
  5. Add 1 cup of sliced mushrooms and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until tender.
  6. Fluff the cooked rice with a fork and add it to the skillet with the mushroom mixture. Stir well to combine.
  7. Stir in 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro and the juice of 1 lime and cook for 2-3 minutes until heated through.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

thai mushroom rice

How long does thai mushroom rice last in the fridge?

Thai mushroom rice can be stored in the fridge after cooking for up to 5 days. It is important to correctly store the rice in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge at or below 40°F (4°C) to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. When reheating the rice, it is recommended to add a splash of water to prevent it from drying out. It is also important to reheat the rice to an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) to ensure it is safe to consume. It’s always a good idea to check the rice before consuming to ensure it smells and tastes fresh.

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Low calorie thai mushroom rice recipe substitutions

To make this Thai mushroom rice recipe lower in calories, there are a few substitutions that can be made. Firstly, using brown rice instead of jasmine rice can make the recipe healthier as brown rice has more fiber and nutrients, and is also less calorie-dense. Secondly, reducing the amount of oil used in cooking the onion and garlic can also lower the calorie content, or using a cooking spray or low-calorie cooking oil instead of vegetable oil. Thirdly, using a low-sodium vegetable broth or water instead of salt in the recipe can reduce sodium intake and make the recipe healthier. Lastly, reducing the amount of cilantro used and replacing it with other herbs with fewer calories, like parsley or basil, can also make the recipe lower in calories. These substitutions can still maintain the flavors of the original recipe while being healthier and lower in calories.

What to serve with a thai mushroom rice?

Thai mushroom rice is a flavorful and aromatic dish that pairs well with a variety of sides. For a complete meal, serve it with a protein such as grilled chicken or tofu, along with some steamed vegetables like broccoli or carrots. Alternatively, you could also serve it with some tangy pickled vegetables or a cucumber salad to balance out the richness of the dish. Some crispy spring rolls or vegetable tempura would also be a great accompaniment to this flavorful rice dish.

Whats the best sauce for a thai mushroom rice?

The best sauce for Thai mushroom rice would be sweet chili sauce. It adds the perfect blend of sweetness and spice to complement the earthy flavors of the mushrooms and nutty taste of the rice. The sauce also adds some brightness and tang to the dish, making it more interesting and flavorful. Other good options could be a peanut sauce or a soy-ginger sauce, but they might overpower the dish too much, so it’s best to stick with the simple yet delicious sweet chili sauce.

Thai mushroom rice health benefits

Thai mushroom rice can be a healthy dish due to the nutritional benefits of the ingredients used. Mushrooms are low in calories and fat, high in fiber, and contain important nutrients such as potassium, B-vitamins, and antioxidants. Rice is a good source of energy and fiber, promoting healthy digestion. Additionally, the use of herbs and spices in Thai cuisine, such as lemongrass, garlic, and ginger, provide anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. However, the dish’s healthiness can depend on how it is prepared and the quantities used. If you would like a different recipe that is even healthier, I would suggest a quinoa salad with roasted vegetables and chickpeas. Quinoa is a complete protein and high in fiber, while roasted vegetables and chickpeas provide a wide range of vitamins and minerals.

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