Black mushroom rice (Djon Djon style)

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Time:   50 minute(s) - Prep 20 minute(s) 

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  • 25g of Haitian dried black mushrooms
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup of long grain rice;
  • salt, pepper, thyme (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1/3 cup small shrimps (optional)
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Serves 2


1. Soak the dried mushrooms in the water for 5-10 minutes, then boil mushrooms on low heat for an additional 10 minutes. Strain the mushrooms and reserve 2 cups of the black stock

2. Sauté the rice and garlic in a very small amount of cooking oil.

3. Add the spices along with the green peas and the shrimps if desired.

4. Add the 2 cups of black water and bring to boil; then, reduce and cook for 15-20 minutes or until all water has been absorbed by the rice.

5. Stir before serving.


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