Creamy Rice & Mushroom Bake

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 6 servings


Take this Creamy Rice & Mushroom Bake side dish to your next party!


  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 3 cups (about 8 oz.) mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 pkgs. (3 oz. each) Neufchâtel cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 3 teaspoons dried parsley flakes or 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cups cooked rice


PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Grease 11 x 7-inch baking dish.

MELT margarine in large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, onion, garlic and Worcestershire sauce; cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until mushrooms are soft. Beat cream cheese and eggs in large mixer bowl until creamy. Mix in evaporated milk, parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir in rice and mushroom mixture. Pour into prepared casserole dish.

BAKE for 35 to 40 minutes or until set and light brown around edges.

A new family favorite

by J. Jan , Blytheville, AR on Jul. 2009

I used this as a side dish last night and family loved it! It's a keeper....a new family favorite.

perfect side

by K. KATHY , South Daytona, FL on Feb. 2009

perfect side dish for poultry, pork or beef.

Great side dish with Chicken!

by d. donna , FERNANDINA BEACH, FL on May. 2008

I made this last night and my "picky eater husband" loved it. He swears he hates cream cheese. He never knew he was eating cream cheese! Ya'll let me fool him so easy with your recipes. Thank-you!


by C. CARLA , COLDSPRING, TX on Mar. 2008

this was good kinda like broccoli and rice with out the broccoli

Great Side Dish!

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on May. 2007

Everyone was taking in food to a local family that had experienced a loss. People have been taking food in for support of the family, & I didn't want to take in "the same". This is a great side dish, everyone loves rice & mushrooms!

Picky Family

by E. Elaine , BROOKLYN, CT on Dec. 2006

I liked this recipe but my family was not too fond of it. It had and interesting mix of flavors and textures. I think that was what they disliked about it. This is recipe is definitely better suited as a side dish for something that doesn't have a soft texture. It would go best with steak or chicken.

Family LOVES it!

by S. Susan , on Nov. 2006

I have made this for years, but tried the variation this recipe offers yesterday. The family says it was better than the last time I made it!

creamy rice & mushroom bake

by E. ERIS , WATERTOWN, NY on Nov. 2006

Very easy it turn out beautifully. We enjoyed eating this.

creamy rice & Mushroom bake

by M. Ms. , FARMINGDALE, NY on Mar. 2005

I made this last night with regular cream cheese as i could not find NEUFCHATEL cream cheese asdn have no idea what it is. This recipe was pretty good. I was skeptical after reading some negative reviews, but after making it and tasting it, I do not understand why it got negative reviews. This was a nice side dish. We had it with roasted chicken. PERFECT!

Creamy Rice & Mushroom Bake

by S. Sue , WEST BEND, WI on Mar. 2005

I lightened this up to make it Weight Watcher friendly, used brown rice, added 6 chicken tenderloins and 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper. Yum! My husband loved it as well.