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Book Cooks: Cream of Mushroom Pasta or Rice

October 30th, 2009 (09:57 am)
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Holly Cupala invited me to take part in Book Cooks: Autumn Recipes from Your Favorite Authors and Illustrators, a series of posts which she's hosting at her blog, Brimstone Soup. Here's my tasty offering:

I love cream of mushroom soup - but I rarely do I eat it as soup! Instead, I use it as a sauce when I cook pasta or rice. I'm a vegetarian, and I find this is an inexpensive and highly tasty substitute for other kinds of dressing or sauce.

This recipe is extremely easy and highly customizable. Let me know what you create with it!

Here are the basic steps, the first three of which are well-known to any fellow pasta-rice-grain-carb-addicts like me:

1) Boil water on the stove or in the microwave. Add salt if you feel the need. I don't.

2) Toss in your favorite type of rice or pasta. I like this cream of mushroom meal best with large macaroni elbows or white rice.

3) Cook the rice until it's nice and plump; or, cook the pasta until it is as tender as you'd like it to be, then drain it.

4) Mix in a can of condensed cream of mushroom soup. If you want it to be thick and creamy, do NOT add water! I never do. Oh, and if you're cooking on the stove and tend to heat your pasta sauce separately, you may do the same with the cream of mushroom soup now, then add it.

5) Add your favorite vegetable(s). I love corn and peas.

6) Stir well and serve!

Comments

Posted by: Jama Rattigan (jamarattigan)
Posted at: October 30th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
soup girl

*licks lips* Love cream of mushroom soup; it's SO versatile. :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 30th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)

Perfect icon, Jama!

I love cream of mushroom soup. LOVE.

Posted by: readergirlz (readergirlz)
Posted at: November 1st, 2009 01:29 am (UTC)

Yum! ~Lorie Ann

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 1st, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)

I am making some for dinner right now!

Posted by: Aurora (kilmata)
Posted at: November 1st, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)

Have you ever had mushroom soup in Kraft Dinner? Because I think you would love it.

(have we had this conversation before?)

Its very good. But you have to use the brand names because it doesnt taste the same with generic. Which means its good for special occasions and sales *g*

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 1st, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)

We've had this conversation, but I haven't tried it. :)

Posted by: Aurora (kilmata)
Posted at: November 1st, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)

Someday Soon. Perhaps with some good old fashioned Brooklyn Boy...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: November 1st, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)

:)

Posted by: rachelpage (rachelpage)
Posted at: March 27th, 2015 04:55 am (UTC)

I made this dish – was so amazing!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 27th, 2015 02:37 pm (UTC)

So cool to hear someone cooked and enjoyed this! What kind of rice or pasta did you use?

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