The holiday party season is in full swing! Are you playing the part of party guest or party host this year? If you are like me, you fall somewhere in both categories depending on the week. I love the holiday season but it sure can be exhausting! That’s why I have a few go-to appetizer recipes up my sleeve for easy, stress-free entertaining! Figuring out what to serve at a dinner party is always half the battle. Once you have a menu planned you can focus on the fun part! These stuffed mushrooms are a cinch to make and they are packed full of flavor. The Della Jasmine rice with Toasted Sesame and Ginger adds such a lovely nutty, Asian flavor you really don’t even need to add any additional spices. Fill the mushroom caps with that delicious filling, set them on a pretty platter, and watch as your guests enjoy every last one. Tip: use the leftover filling to stuff inside bell peppers for a simple lunch or dinner! Happy Holidays!
Sesame Ginger Rice Stuffed Mushrooms
Serves 8-14 | Time: 15-20 min
1 ½ C of Della’s Jasmine with Toasted Sesame & Ginger
1 tbsp Teriyaki sauce
¼ C Canola oil
1 (14 oz package) mushrooms, stems removed and diced
1 green onion. Finely chopped
1 in. piece of fresh ginger, chopped
½ lb. Ground pork
½ of a jalapeño, seeded and diced (optional, for heat)
3 tbsp Soy sauce
Fresh cilantro, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook rice as directed and set aside.
2. In a small bowl combine ½ a teaspoon teriyaki sauce and 2 tablespoons of canola oil. Place the mushroom caps on a lined or lightly greased baking sheet and brush them with the oil/sauce mixture. Once the oven has preheated, bake the mushrooms until softened, about 12-15 min.
3. While the mushrooms are cooking, make the stuffing mixture. Heat 2 T of canola oil in a heavy bottom pan or wok. Add the ground pork over medium heat and cook until browned. Remove, drain excess fat, and set pork aside. Next add the mushroom stems, green onion, ginger, garlic and jalapeño (if using) and cook until softened, 3-4 min. Add the remaining teriyaki + soy sauce and rice. Cook until warmed, 5-7 min.
4. Remove the mushroom caps from the oven and stuff them with the rice mixture. Plate your appetizer and garnish with cilantro, sesame seeds and a drizzle of teriyaki sauce (optional). Serve immediately.