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Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

What you need: 

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 carrot, finely diced
1 medium onion, finely diced
1/4 green pepper, finely diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1 cup cooked brown rice
salt and pepper, to taste
4 medium portobello mushrooms

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and lightly oil a casserole dish. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in nonstick pan over medium heat. Add carrot, onion, green pepper and garlic. Saute until crisp-tender.
2. Stir in basil and oregano. Remove from heat and combine with rice. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
3. Remove stems from mushrooms. Place mushrooms in prepared dish, stem side up. Top with rice mixture, packing down slightly.
4. Brush lightly with remaining olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes.
This recipe can be easily doubled to serve 4 as a main course or 8 as an appetizer.

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I made this as a small casserole in a standard-size pie pan, with the stuffing mix filling the spaces all around the 'shrooms too. I used about 8 portabellinis/ about 2-1/2" to 3" diameter each; used 2 cloves of garlic and sauteed the chopped mushroom stems along w/ veggies. Also added 1/2 cup bread crumbs, along w/ rice, & sprinkled chopped parsley over finished dish. B/c my oven is small/ tends to burn stuff easily, I cooked it at 350 for 30 minutes instead of 400 for 20, & that worked fine.

It was good & pretty, and both my guys really liked it... I thought there was a little too much oregano (maybe measured too quickly/ inaccurately? I WAS in a hurry...), but will definitely make it again & play w/ spices a little. I think this has promise as a holiday centerpiece casserole... next time I'm gonna try 12-14 portebellini caps underneath, with all other ingredients doubled, in 9 X 13 pan... besides revising oregano slightly down & garlic slightly up, I think toasted pine nuts would be an awesome addition to the stuffing mixture...

Overall, I would characterize this recipe as quite yummy, & different than other similar dishes I've tried. Thanks for the idea!

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wow this sounds amazing. im gonna make this for christmas eve diner and i'll let u know what i thought of it after i tried it

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This sounds really good for tonights dinner, I will definitely add Bragg  Liquid Aminos and use Quinoa instead of brown rice.

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Very tasty! Will surely make this again. We used quinoa instead of rice, which was light, fluffy & nutty.

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