You get home, you’ve forgotten to get something out of the freezer for tea and you’re completely stuck what to do for your supper. Let me introduce you to my quick and simple mushroom stroganoff.
I was very recently in this very pickle, I had some mushrooms in the fridge that were slightly beyond their best and decided that the best way to go was to make a mushroom stroganoff.
This recipe took me about 20 minutes to make, including the preparation (excluding the quick trip to the shop to get soured cream…!) but tasted delicious and was overall, an extremely satisfying dish whilst also being a good budget meal.
Best of all, it didn’t create too much washing up! Which, as a person often cooking for themselves is the absolute best part of cooking!
This recipe is for a generous one person serving, adjust as necessary for more!
1tbsp olive oil
1 medium brown onion – finely sliced
250g mushrooms (I used a mix of field mushrooms and button chestnut mushrooms) sliced/halved – I kept the button mushrooms whole
2 garlic cloves
70ml vegetable stock
2tbsp soured cream
1tsp Smoked paprika
Parsley – to garnish
Salt and black pepper
- Heat a frying pan on a medium/high heat and saute the onion with a pinch of salt, until softened.
- Add the mushrooms and garlic and fry until the mushrooms are cooked through (approx 5-7 minutes)
- Add the smoked paprika and coat the mushrooms, cook for approx 30 seconds or until fragrant.
- Reduce the heat to low, add the vegetable stock and soured cream, stirring well.
- Allow the sauce to simmer gently until it has become a nice silky sauce.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper
- Stir in half of the parsley, use the rest to garnish.
- Serve with your choice of pasta or rice
I served mine with a fluffy jasmine rice which allowed the sauce to run through it.
Feel like you might miss the meat? Add some pork, chicken or beef which will all taste just as delicious. I would suggest halving the amount of mushrooms if this is the case!
I have plenty of other quick and simple recipes on the blog. Check them out!
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