Basmati Rice with Tomato-Mushroom Sauce

Title: Basmati Rice with Tomato-Mushroom Sauce
Categories: Entree, Pasta, Rice and gr
Yield: 4 Servings

Sauteing liquid
1/2 ts Ground cumin
1/2 ts Ground cardamom
1 ts Curry powder
1/2 ts Mustard seed
1 pn Asafoetida, optional
1/2 ts Coriander
1/2 ts Fenugreek, ground
1 ts Dried parsley
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 Onion, chopped
2 Stalks celery, chopped
2 Carrots, sliced
1 Tomato, cut in chunks
1 cn Tomatoes, slightly chopped,
1 cn Butter beans, undrained
1 oz Dried patty straw mushrooms
-(or other)
1 Green pepper, sliced
1 2/3 c Basmati rice
1 pn Saffron threads or flowers
2 c Mushroom broth
1 1/3 c Water

1. Soak dried mushrooms in 2 cups hot water for 30 minutes. Drain and
strain out sand, reserving liquid and mushrooms separately.

2. Put rice, saffron or saffron flowers, mushroom liquor, and water in rice
cooker and set to cook and keep.

3. Dry-roast all remaining spices and herbs. Add sauteing liquid with onion
and celery and saute for a few minutes. Add carrots. Add mushrooms and
green pepper, each time sauteing for several minutes (add more liquid if
necessary). Add tomatoes and beans.

4. Simmer 10 minutes, uncovered, allowing some of the liquid to evaporate.

5. Serve over or mixed with rice.

NOTES : 1. I used 1 tsp olive oil to saute in, and no additional liquid. 2.
For mushroom broth, I had previously soaked mushrooms for another recipe
and not used them. I had also roasted some garlic. I added the skins from
the roasted garlic to the saved mushroom broth and simmered them together,
making a delicious and very aromatic vegetable broth. This is what I used
to cook the rice in. 3. I’m sure any kind of dried mushrooms will do. I
just used what I happened to have on hand. Likewise for the beans; I had
originally thought of using black beans, but didn’t happen to have any. 4.
It sounds like a lot of ingredients, but it didn’t take long to make.
Dry-roasting the spices is a critical step, as it brings out their flavor.

Posted by Michelle Dick, FATFREE listowner, while list was down.

Recipe by: Ruth Hoffman

From: “Ruth C. Hoffman”

Date: Wed, 02 Oct 96 09:10:49 PDT