Oven-Baked Wild Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms - Yoga Journal

Oven-Baked Wild Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms


Because wild rice takes twice as long to cook as white rice or bulgur, it’s easier
to bake this pilaf in the oven.

  • SERVINGServings


  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 leek, white and light green parts thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 10 oz. sliced mushrooms (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp.)
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups wild rice
  • 1/4 cup Madeira wine
  • 1 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts


1. Preheat oven to 375F. Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add leeks, and cook 5 minutes, or until soft, stirring often. Raise heat to medium, add mushrooms, and cook
7 minutes, or until liquid has evaporated and mushrooms begin to brown. Stir in garlic and thyme, and cook 1 minute, or until fragrant. Stir in rice. Add Madeira and soy sauce, and simmer 2 minutes, or until almost all liquid has evaporated. Add broth and 1 cup water, and return to a simmer.

2. Place lid on Dutch oven, and bake 45 minutes. Remove lid, and bake 30 minutes more, or until most of liquid has been absorbed. Remove from oven, cover, and let stand 5 minutes.

3. Fold in peas and pine nuts. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 4
  • Calories: 399
  • Carbohydrate Content: 59 g
  • Fat Content: 13 g
  • Fiber Content: 6 g
  • Protein Content: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 426 mg
  • Sugar Content: 6 g