Cheesy Rice-Stuffed Mushrooms

Bursting with Cheddar, goat cheese and Parmesan cheese, these mushrooms stuffed with rice make a crowd-pleasing side dish or appetizer for Thanksgiving.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 6 mins
Servings SERVES 12
Ready in TOTAL TIME 11 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 6 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 11 mins


  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Basmati Rice
  • 1 tbsp herb-garlic butter, melted
  • 12 large mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated


  • Fluffy and fragrant, Basmati Rice transforms a traditional appetizer into a hearty hors d’oeuvre. Make sure you make enough of these 3 cheese rice-stuffed mushrooms; they will disappear in no time!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package direction. Transfer rice to a small heatproof bowl; stir in herb-garlic butter.

    Step 2

  • Arrange mushrooms on microwave-safe plate. Microwave on High for 3 to 4 mins or until tender.

    Step 3

  • Fill mushrooms with rice mixture. Sprinkle with Cheddar, goat cheese and Parmesan. Microwave on High for 2 to 3 mins or until cheese melts.

    Recipe Tip

    Add bacon bits to your stuffed mushrooms for extra protein.

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Quick Appetizer Ideas

You can simplify your life without sacrificing quality. Stock up on Minute® Ready to Serve Rice varieties so that you can prepare a quick meal whether you’re short on time or in case guests unexpectedly drop in: you can never be too prepared. There’s plenty of Last Minute Game Day Snacks and Appetizers that you can add to your repertoire. If you have a little more time to spare, Party Peppers Stuffed with Jasmine Rice would be a great addition to a party platter!

Better than Butter

One way to take any meal to the next level is by using fresh herbs. Most recipes don’t use up your whole supply, but don’t let the rest go to waste!

One easy way to extend the life of those delicate aromatic ingredients is by whipping up some garlic butter. It can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or 6 months in the freezer. While you could use an electric mixer or immersion blender, hand-mixing will do just fine.

Simply mix softened butter, garlic, and the herbs of your choice. A common combination would be rosemary, thyme, and parsley but feel free to use what herbs you have available and salt and pepper to taste! Leave the butter out to soften and use as a spread.

Other Recipe Ideas

For another quick meal which takes just 15 minutes, check out one of our Rice and Chicken recipes.

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