Rice Pilaf with Vermicelli and Mushrooms
Mushrooms are earthy and woodsy. So why weren't they adding anything to pilaf?
Why This Recipe Works
To prevent our Rice Pilaf with Vermicelli and Mushrooms from becoming sticky, we rinsed the grains to rid them of excess starch before cooking. Tasters thought beef broth alone was overpowering, but a mixture of broth and water delivered a great balance of flavor. To infuse the broth with earthy mushroom flavor, we added the dried porcini mushrooms directly to the warm liquid.