savory_brown_rice-1The perfect side dish for your favorite meat entrée!

1 cup quick-cooking brown rice
3/4 envelope onion soup mix
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 (4 oz) can sliced mushrooms, drained
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Cook the brown rice according to package directions, adding the soup mix and omitting the salt. Melt the butter in a small saucepan; add the mushrooms, walnuts and parsley. Saute until bubbly.

Stir the mushroom mixture into the rice; add the cheese and mix well. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes before serving. Makes 6 servings.


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