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Russian   -   Rice And Mushroom Pilaf   adapted from Please to the Table

  • 1 Ounce Dried Porcini Mushrooms
  • 9 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Large Onions -- finely chopped
  • 1 Pound White Mushrooms -- sliced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic -- finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 1 1/2 Cups Water
  • Salt And Pepper -- to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons Dill -- finely chopped
Directions Soak the dried mushrooms in 2/3 cup water for 2 hours. Remove mushrooms and chop fine. Reserve soaking liquid and set aside. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a large skillet. Saute onions over medium heat stirring occasionally until nicely browned about 25 minutes. Meanwhile in another skillet, melt 4 more tablespoons of butter and saute all the mushrooms until golden about 25 minutes. Add garlic and sour cream to the mushrooms and saute for 3 minutes. In saucepan, combine rice, water, mushroom liquid and remaining butter, bring to a boil. Add salt and pepper, reduce heat, cover and simmer until the rice has absorbed all the liquid about 20 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and onions and heat for about 5 minutes. Transfer to serving bowl, sprinkle with dill and serve.
Serves 4
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