Saucy Rice Casserole

Saucy Rice Casserole

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

Mushroom Sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 chopped medium onion
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 3 cups cremini mushrooms you can also use white mushrooms
  • 1 cup tomato sauce

Rice Casserole

  • 1 cup basmati rice plus 2 tbsp salt for cooking the rice
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup plain vegan yogurt I used cashew yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

Mushroom Sauce

  • Sauté the onions with olive oil until translucent. Add the garlic, turmeric, salt, and pepper, and sauté for a few more minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, then add tomato sauce close the pot lid, and simmer for 15 minutes.

Rice Casserole

  • Start by soaking the rice for at least an hour (this helps remove some of the arsenic). Then boil 5-6 cups of water. Cook the rice with salt al dente and drain the water completely.
  • In a bowl, add the yogurt, turmeric, salt, and pepper and mix well. Then mix the rice until completely mixed in with the yogurt mixture.
  • Grease the bottom of an 8×8 casserole dish, pour the rice into the dish and make the top even. Cover with tin aluminum foil.
  • Bake 400°F for 30 minutes.
  • Serve the mushroom sauce over the rice and garnish with parsley.