Lightly Creamed Veggies Atop Wild Rice - Vegetarian

"I especially like recipes that are time-efficient & multi-functional. This recipe was designed to combine ingredients from 4 of the 5 basic food groups into a side-dish that would complete a meal, be nutritionally healthy & easily compliment a portion of meat, chicken or seafood. (Time does not include the time to cook the rice as the recipe begins w/pre-cooked rice that has been gently tossed w/1 tbsp of olive oil). ENJOY!"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (188.6 g)
  • Calories 259.2
  • Total Fat - 3.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 2.2 mg
  • Sodium - 461.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 49.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.2 g
  • Sugars - 5.9 g
  • Protein - 10 g
  • Calcium - 88.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 22.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Put 1 tbsp olive oil in a med-to-lrg size non-stick skillet over med-heat. Add the garlic & onions. Stirring constantly, cook the onions until they are tender & caramelized to a pale brown color. (I allowed 5-7 min, but it really depends more on your judgment of desired doneness. Add 2 tbsp of water to deglaze the pan of any cooked-on onion bits.

Step 2

Add the sliced mushrooms & chopped broccoli. Continue to cook (& stir) until the button mushrooms have lost all of their white color & are also a pale brown.

Step 3

Reduce heat to low. Add Worcestershire Sauce & evaporated milk. Stir gently & allow the sauce simmer & thicken to a glaze-like consistency. Remove from heat, taste & adjust salt & pepper as desired.

Step 4

TO SERVE: Serve the rice & veggies w/sauce in separate bowls on the table … OR … Plate in individual servings of 1/3 cup rice topped with 1/3 cup of the veggies w/sauce. 1/2 tbsp of pine nuts (if using) should be sprinkled atop each serving.

Step 5

NOTE RE TIMES: I found the cook time hard to predict w/any certainty, so pls consider the cook time a rough estimate since it will depend on many factors that include the cook, their equipment & their desired outcome. :-)

Step 6

NOTE FROM ME: I made this w/o using added salt for the sake of my DH who is salt-restricted. However, I felt it needed salt. I did not have pine nuts to use on the day I made this, but feel they would've been an excellent add.

Tips & Variations

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Great dish, MP! I only made a few changes: added a cut up chicken breast to make it a meal instead of a side dish. Used chopped walnuts and half & half b/c I had neither pine nuts nor evaporated milk! So - this was very easy to make and very tasty!

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(9 Jun 2018)