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healthy and easy-to-prepare mushroom recipes
Mushrooms are super foods. They pack a nutritional punch as they are full of vitamins and minerals that are great for your immune system and bone health. They are low in calories, fat, and are cholesterol-free. And, to top it all off, they are absolutely delicious.
A star of the plant-based, vegan, and vegetarian diets universe, these flavoursome fungi fit right in your Meatless Monday menu. But whether you’re a carnivore or not, there’s one thing for certain — mushrooms are a versatile addition to any dish and a crowd pleaser on their own!
So, if you want healthier meals for you and your family that are tasty, full of flavours, and take merely minutes to put together, here are two terrific mushroom recipes for you to try.
Garlic Stir-Fried Mushrooms
If you’re looking for a quick and easy side dish to serve with your roast dinners or meatless pasta and noodles, this is it. The leftovers can be used as an omelette stuffing or spooned over toast. The best part? This dish takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish!
Ingredients (for 2-3 servings)
- 2 tablespoons butter (you can also use olive oil or ghee)
- 5 ounces or 140 grams of sliced mushrooms (everything from button and shiitake to portabellas, creminis or wild mushrooms work well in this recipe)
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes
- Freshly ground pepper
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add butter and let it sizzle and foam.
- Once the foaming stops, stir in mushrooms and let them sweat.
- Crank up the heat and let the moisture evaporate. This could take 5-10 minutes depending on the type of mushrooms you’re using.
- After the mushrooms are light golden in colour, add salt to taste and sprinkle some pepper.
- Lower the heat and stir in garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook until the raw garlic flavour is gone. Turn off the heat.
- Taste and adjust seasoning. Garnish with parsley before serving.
One Pot Mushroom Rice
Need a quick weeknight dinner recipe? Here it is. This one-pot dish gets ready in less than 30 minutes and the variety of flavours and textures makes it perfect for even the pickiest of eaters!
Ingredients (for 2-3 servings)
- 2 tablespoons of butter (use olive or coconut oil to make it 100%vegan)
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 200 grams/7 ounces of cremini or white button mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 1 cup of uncooked long grain rice
- 1 onion, roughly chopped
- ½ bell pepper, diced
- A sprig of fresh thyme, chopped
- 1 ½ cup of vegetable broth
- A handful of chopped green onions
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Heat a large skillet and melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the mushrooms and sauté on medium high heat for 2 mins.
- Add half of the garlic and stir till fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Melt the remaining butter. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Sauté till the vegetables are translucent.
- Add the rice and stir making sure every grain gets nicely coated in butter.
- Toast the rice in the mixture for about 2-3 minutes before pouring in the broth.
- Stir well, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
- Bring the skillet to simmer, turn down the heat to low and cover with a lid.
- Cook for about 15 minutes, or until all liquid has evaporated.
- Add the cooked mushrooms and chopped thyme.
- Cover the dish and let it stand 10 minutes.
- Fluff rice with a fork and garnish with chopped green onions. Serve!
Hope you give these recipes a try and let your family enjoy the goodness of healthy and delicious mushrooms. If you’re a mushroom lover like us, you could grow your own shrooms with the help of Little Acre’s easy mushroom grow kits. So, you could have your own supply of mushrooms to enjoy!