This one-pot creamy Mushroom Rice recipe is a perfect complement to beef, chicken, pork and even fish! Made with pantry staples, this side dish is always at your fingertips.

Just one can of cream of mushroom soup as the base, some instant rice and some broth or water and you’ve got a side dish that will be on your menu rotation all year long!

Easy Mushroom Rice in a brown bowl

How to Make Mushroom Rice

This creamy mushroom rice dish is ready in just 2 simple steps.

  1. Combine ingredients (except rice) in a stockpot and bring to a boil.
  2. Stir in the rice and bring back up to a boil. Once boiling, cover, and remove from heat.

Let stand for 5 to 6 minutes and then fluff with a fork. Top with parmesan cheese and serve.

Ingredients for Easy Mushroom Rice

What to Serve with Mushroom Rice

Since mushroom rice is such an amazingly versatile side dish, try pairing it with these main dishes for a delicious and satisfying meal any day!

Easy Mushroom Rice in a pot garnished with parsley

How to Store Leftover Rice

Mushroom rice can be easily stored for another night by putting it in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

To freeze it, place the rice in a zippered bag and label it with the date. Store it flat and then once it is frozen, store it upright (like books in a bookshelf) to save freezer space.

To thaw it easily in the fridge or microwave and reheat on the stove or in the microwave. Refresh the flavors by adding a dash of salt and pepper and serve!

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Easy Mushroom Rice in a brown bowl
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Easy Mushroom Rice

With 4 simple ingredients and parmesan cheese you’ve got a side dish that will be on your menu rotation all year long!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
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  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice or Minute Rice
  • 10 ½ ounces cream of mushroom soup
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ½ cups water or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese for garnish


  • Bring cream of mushroom soup, water/broth and garlic powder to a boil.
  • Stir in rice and once boiling, cover and remove from heat.
  • Let stand for 5-6 minutes.
  • Garnish with parmesan cheese and serve.


Add a bit of thyme or fresh herbs to the water while cooking for extra flavor.
Garnish with parsley if desired.
4.83 from 23 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 170 | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 572mg | Potassium: 539mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
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    1. This recipe uses instant rice. Long grain rice won’t be able to fully cook in this recipe.

  1. Flavor is all there but I followed the directions exactly and mine came out kind of soupy. Still good though!4 stars

  2. Loved this. It reminded me of a good creamy risotto without all of the time and stirring. I’ll definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing this nice keeper.5 stars

  3. 3 stars for the good concept. But it did NOT cook in 5-6 minutes after I let it boil and take it off the heat. I had to put it back on hear for a good 15 or so minutes after that.3 stars

    1. This recipe uses Minute Rice or Instant Rice which cooks in about 5 minutes. Other types of rice will need longer.