Sweet and Sour Mushrooms

Sweet & Sour Mushrooms 

Look out everyone, we’re coming at you with our vegan twist on an old favorite Asian takeout. It’s simply yummy with its delicious mix of white button mushrooms, vegetables, and fruit. In a word – mouth-watering! This sweet & sour mushroom recipe is ready in 30 minutes and can be easily served as a healthy lunch or dinner option. Do you know why the white button mushroom is our key ingredient? Let’s explore this superb mushroom to find out all that you’ve been missing out on!

Sweet and Sour Mushrooms

Health Benefits Of White Button Mushrooms

Let’s see why, according to the US Department of Agriculture, white button mushrooms are the most consumed mushrooms in the US. They

  • Reduce inflammation and prevent white blood cells from sticking to the cells of the arteries.
  • Helps in preventing heart disease.
  • Increases the activity of the body’s natural killer cells, thus boosting immunity.
  • Effective in treating colon, prostate and breast cancer.
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals which boost the overall functioning of the body.

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Nutrition Facts Of White Button Mushrooms

White Button mushrooms are packed with nutritional benefits. Here are just a few nutritional facts about these awesome mushrooms.

  • Rich  in vitamin D
  • Low in calories
  • Contains many of the B complex vitamins such as niacin, thiamin, and riboflavin.
  • Rich in nutrients such as copper, selenium, and phosphorus. 
  • Has antioxidants 

 

Why You Should Eat More White Button Mushrooms?

Still, need more convincing. We’re delighted to provide you with even more interesting facts about these white button mushrooms. They are simply delicious. Also, they are low in fat but high in fiber to help those bowel movements. Protein is another nutrient which this delicious mushroom also supplies the body. Oh yeah!

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Versatility Of White Button Mushrooms In Recipes

It’s great to eat these mushrooms raw to get the maximum benefits. Our MPOF recipe first sautees for 10 minutes, then cooks with the sweet and sour sauce and pineapple for an additional 8 to 10 minutes. However, these mushrooms can also be used in casseroles, salads, and soups.

When dried, these mushrooms can be made into a powder to increase the frequency of use. The powder can also be added to smoothies or drunk as a tea.

 

How Do White Button Mushrooms Add Flavor To A Recipe?

These mushrooms possess a mild flavor and are firm in texture. Yet they act like sponges, thirsty for flavoring! Our sweet and sour mushroom recipe infuses these mild-flavored mushrooms with a surprising blend of delicious. Plus the added zing of fresh pineapples serves as the cherry on top. Oh my!

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Why White Button Mushrooms Are A Good Swap For Meat?

If you are struggling with obesity or simply on a path to better health, white button mushrooms are a great substitute for meat. The micronutrients contained in these mushrooms provide amazing benefits which make going meatless a fascinating experience. Plus, that satisfying feeling you’re left with after eating a healthy serving of mushrooms can curb unhealthy snacking habits!

Let us know what you think of our twist on this Asian takeout! While you’re at it, have a look at our appetizing Mushroom Carnitas Burrito Bowls.

Sweet and Sour Mushrooms

Sweet and Sour Mushrooms

This vegan twist on an Asian takeout favorite lets mushrooms do the heavy lifting for a hearty texture and dose of antioxidants with bell peppers and fresh pineapple! 

Sweet and Sour Mushrooms Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 4 cups sliced assorted mushrooms (white button, cremini, shiitake) 
  • 2 cups chopped bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped sweet white onion
  • 4 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds 

For Sauce

  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil 
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos 
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste 
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic 
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste 
  • 1 tsp tapioca starch 

Sweet and Sour Mushrooms

Sweet and Sour Mushrooms

This vegan twist on an Asian takeout favorite lets mushrooms do the heavy lifting for a hearty texture and dose of antioxidants with bell peppers and fresh pineapple!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: gluten free, Meal Prep, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 4 meals
Calories: 423kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups sliced assorted mushrooms white button, cremini, shiitake
  • 2 cups chopped bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped sweet white onion
  • 4 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

For Sauce

  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp tapioca starch

Instructions

  • Stir together ingredients for the sauce in a small mixing bowl until tomato paste is completely incorporated. Set aside.
  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium cast-iron skillet. Add mushrooms, bell pepper, and onion and sauté for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour in the sauce and reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in pineapple. Continue to cook uncovered for 8-10 minutes longer.
  • Serve sweet and sour mushrooms over rice garnished with green onion and sesame seeds

Nutrition

Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 76.4g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 9.1g
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3 Comments on "Sweet and Sour Mushrooms"

  1. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. 4 stars
    Nice recipe but no nutritional value information. Eg calories or macro values.

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