Grandma Karney’s Broccoli & Rice

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Dec 132011

My mother would often make this side dish when we would go to Ohio to visit. It was one of Jared’s favorites — I’m glad to have found the recipe which I thought was lost.

Grandma Karney’s Broccoli & Rice
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Category: Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Author: Mark Karney


  • 1 10 oz. package of broccoli (cooked)
  • 2 C Rice (cooked)
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 C Cheese Whiz
  • 1 Can Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 Onion
  • 1/2 lb. Chopped or sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 C Water


  • Saute onions and mushrooms in the butter.
  • Melt the Cheese Whiz in the microwave.
  • Blend all ingredients together and pour into casserole pan.
  • Bake 30 minutes at 350.
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Shitake, Pea & Rice Salad

 Salad, Side Dish, Vegan, Vegetable, Vegetarian  Comments Off on Shitake, Pea & Rice Salad
Dec 102011

This is a great cold summer side dish. We take this to Ravinia often.

Shitake, Pea & Rice Salad
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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Category: Salad, Side Dish, Vegan, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Author: Mark Karney


  • 1 Med red onion chopped fine.
  • 1 ½ c Frozen peas
  • ½ c Dried cranberries
  • 1 c. Toasted almonds, slivered
  • 1 Lg. Sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 4 Green Onions, chopped
  • 12 oz Fresh shitake mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 c Uncle Ben’s white rice
  • ½ c Wild Rice
  • 2 ½ c Water
  • Sesame oil


  • Add the wild rice to the water and microwave for 10 minutes on high, covered.
  • Add white rice, 1 Tbsp. of sesame oil and cranberries. Microwave 8 minutes on high.
  • Then microwave 16 minutes on Roast/Bake or ½ power.
  • Let cool, then stir and chill in the refrigerator.
  • Sauté mushrooms in the rest of the sesame oil for 3 or 4 minutes, then add the peas and cook over reduced heat until the peas are tender – about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add the peppers and onions and mix with the dressing and chill for at least an hour.
  • Add vegetable mixture and almonds to cooked rice and refrigerate.
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