Wild Mushroom Rice Parcels with Ham and Caramelized Onions
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Serves: 6 Parcels
  • 1 roll filo pastry dough (usually 2 rolls per package)
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup rice, wild and brown mix
  • 2¾ cup chicken stock
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1½ cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 zucchini, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cooked ham, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Prepare the rice with the chicken stock according to package instructions. For a mix of brown and wild rice, the rice is usually cooked in the simmering chicken stock for about 35 minutes.
  2. While the rice is cooking, caramelize the red onions. Add the tablespoon of olive oil to a sauté pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onions. Allow the onions to cook over medium or medium low heat, stirring occasionally. Let cook for 30 minutes to an hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Once the onion is done cooking, remove it from the pan and set aside. In the same pan, add the mushrooms and zucchini. Cover and let steam until just tender. Add the ham and continue to cook until the ham is warm. Remove from heat.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the cooked rice, mushrooms, zucchini, ham, and onions. Salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  6. Lay out the full sheets of thawed filo dough. Trim the dough into 6 inch by 6 inch squares. Make sure to keep the filo dough covered as much as possible so it doesn't dry out. As you assemble the pouches, brush a little melted butter onto each sheet of dough.
  7. To make one parcel, stack 5 to 6 sheets of buttered filo dough on top of each other, each at a slight angle from the one below. Add about ¾ cup of filling to the center of the stack, then pull up the edges. Since the filling won't be enclosed completely, there will be a small opening on top. Place the parcel onto a prepared cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining filo sheets and filling. It should make about 6 parcels.
  8. Cut any leftover filo dough into small strips. Brush with butter and scrunch them up. Place them on top of the parcels to completely cover the filling.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve while hot.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Parcel
Recipe by That Oven Feelin' at http://thatovenfeelin.com/mushroom-rice-parcels/