Recipe

Mushroom & Wild Rice Frittata

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6

Packed with a flavorful medley of chewy wild rice and three kinds of mushrooms, this frittata is great any time of day.

Ingredients

Wild Rice

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup wild rice, (see Note), rinsed

Frittata

  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 pound mixed mushrooms (cremini, white button, shiitake), sliced
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

Preparation

  1. To prepare wild rice: Combine water, rice and salt in a small heavy saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook until the rice is tender with a slight bite, 40 to 50 minutes. Drain; you’ll have about 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
  2. To prepare frittata: About 30 minutes after you start cooking the rice, beat eggs and egg whites in a large bowl with parsley, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and nutmeg.
  3. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
  4. Heat oil in a 10-inch ovenproof skillet, preferably cast-iron, over medium heat. Add onion and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in rosemary, then add mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until they release their liquid and the pan is dry, 6 to 8 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in the rice
  5. Pour the reserved egg mixture evenly over the rice and vegetables. Partially cover and cook until set around the edges, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan and prosciutto. Place the pan under broiler and broil until the eggs are set and the top is nicely browned, about 2 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Tips & Notes

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare the rice (Step 1), cool and store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Ingredient Note: Regular wild rice takes 40 to 50 minutes to cook. To save time, look for quick-cooking varieties, which can be on the table in less than 30 minutes, or instant wild rice, which is done in 10 minutes or less.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 210, Carbohydrates: 18 g., Fat: 9 mg., Saturated Fat: 3 mg., Monounsaturated Fat: 3 mg., Protein: 17 mg., Cholesterol: 190 g., Fiber: 2 g., Postassium: mg., Sodium: 681 mg., Added Sugars: 0 mg.