Diri Ak Jon Jon or Rice Mushrooms - Diri Ak Djondjon

A wildly popular Haitian recipe, Diri Ak Djondjon is most popularly served at weddings, first communions and birthday parties as a side dish. This northern Haitian recipe, mostly commonly served with a main course, is a low maintenance dish that cooks up quickly, but gives off such wonderful, delicious aromas when cooking it is a definite favorite. The mushrooms, (Psathyrella coprinoceps) give off incredible color and flavor to the dish. To optimize efficiency when preparing Diri Ak Djondjon, one may prepare all the ingredients you will need in advance.

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Diri Ak Jon Jon or Rice Mushrooms - Diri Ak Djondjon

What you will need:
• 2 cups of rice (long grain)
• 4 cups of water
• 1 cup of dried, black mushrooms
• 1 small, finely chopped onion
• 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
• 2 tbsp. of oil or butter
• Salt (to taste)
• Pepper (to taste)
• A sprig of thyme

What you should do:
1. Slice mushroom caps and place in cold water for 15 minutes to a half hour (or overnight, if possible) after discarding the stipes.
2. Heat oil or butter in a pot and sauté onions, thyme and garlic until tender.
3. Add water from the mushrooms to sautéd veggies and bring to a boil.
4. Add rice, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Let the rice cook for about 20 minutes or until it is tender, yet flaky.

The recipe should serve six; however, the demand for Diri Ak Djondjon is so strong, more is always best.

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Danyboi says...

Sounds wonderful but just a question..

What else beside the rice shows in the accompanying picture..

Some kind of beans or what?

Thank

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