Thai Oven-Baked Rice With Shiitake Mushrooms

“This is a wonderful spicy rice casserole, for more heat increase the cayenne! Ground chicken or turkey can be substituted for the ground pork if desired. Substitute any kind of mushrooms for the shiitake if desired, but shiitake is best to use! Although the recipe states to use short-grain rice, I use Uncle Ben's converted white rice successfully for this recipe.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 375 degrees (set oven rack to second-lowest position).
  2. Grease a medium-size casserole dish.
  3. Heat oil in a large saucepan or a Dutch oven over medium heat.
  4. Add in the ground pork and small onion, cook stirring until well browned (about 8-10 minutes, adding in the garlic the last 2-3 minutes of cooking).
  5. Stir in the chicken broth plus 1 full can water, soy sauce, lime juice, chili-garlic sauce, fish sauce and cayenne; bring to a boil.
  6. Add in bell pepper strips, shiitake mushroom slices and rice to the boiling broth; stir with a wooden spoon, then bring to a boil again, then season with salt; remove from heat and transfer to casserole dish, or leave in the Dutch oven.
  7. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until the rice is desired tenderness.
  8. Stir in the green onions and coriander.

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