We were feeling lazy last night, and our local grocery store had a 2 for 1 pizza for 7.99. The only pizzas they had were cheese, but that’s fine, because I always just get cheese pizza and then put my own toppings on. So, last night we had pizza with cheese, some pepperoni that I had purchased a week or two ago, additional mozzarella cheese, some Parmesan cheese, and I had found some dried Shitake mushrooms in the cupboard, so I reconstituted them, pressed out the water, sliced them up and put them on the pizza too.
I used the leftover mushrooms and mushroom water to help make rice. I put the rice in the rice maker, poured the water in – was about a cup, then took the leftover mushrooms and diced them and threw them in too. Added a cup more of water and let it go.
We were so full after the pizza though, that we didn’t get to try the rice. So I need to figure out what to make with mushroom rice for dinner.
I’m thinking something like grilled chicken with a creamy mushroom rice. I may add some half n half to make the rice creamy and make it more delicious.