Here is a lovely and flavorful mushroom stir fry. All you have to do is sauté baby bella mushrooms with a melange of different spices over medium heat. It's that simple. Put this mushroom stir fry over rice, noodles, veggies, or whatever else you'd like. It's a truly delightful dish.
Spicy Mushroom Stir Fry With Garlic, Black Pepper, and Chives [Vegan]
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds (my addition)
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 or 2 coarsely crushed red chilies
- 1 medium-sized red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 pods of garlic, thinly sliced
- 2 cups thickly sliced or quartered baby bella mushrooms (about 8 ounces)
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons freshly chopped cilantro
- 1 teaspoon freshly chopped chives (optional)
- 1/2 lime (optional)
- Heat the oil on medium heat for about 1 minute and add in the mustard seeds and the cumin seeds and wait until the mustard seeds begin to crackle.
- Add in the dried red chilies and the red onions and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes until the onions wilt and begin to turn slightly crisp at the edges.
- Stir in the mushrooms and cook for another 4 minutes, adding in the salt.
- Add in the ground black pepper and the cilantro and chives and mix well.
- Squeeze in the lime juice and serve. This dish makes a wonderful side dish with almost anything.
Recipe Adapted from Indian Inspired Gluten-Free Cooking Alamelu Vairavan and Margaret Pfeiffer Hippocrene Books (2013)