Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

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Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

In my house there’s always leftover rice and bread. The rice is usually a cup or ½ a cup and, as such, isn’t useful for much. The thing is that I absolutely hate to throw food away; I really, really hate it! So, I often lay awake at night, dreaming of ways to use leftovers (not really, but that sounded good. Haha 😂)(But, I do dream about 🍱 food, honestly!)

Anyway, this recipe makes short work of leftover rice and stale bread. You need to break up the bread into chunks and pop it into a blender to make breadcrumbs.

I’m (very) lazy, (haha), so as with most of my recipes this takes almost no effort at all to prepare and uses only a few ingredients (less dicing 😉). However, the result is entertainment-worthy - you could really serve this at a fancy dinner party.

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Ingredients

_ 400g Portobello mushrooms 🍄
_ 15 Calamata olives 🫒
_ 10 cherry tomatoes 🍅
_ 1 cup of cooked white rice 🍚
_ ¼ white or red onion 🧅
_ Salt & Freshly ground black pepper to taste
_ Handful of fresh basil leaves 🌿
_ 2 slices of stale bread 🍞
_ 3 cloves of garlic 🧄

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Method

_ Dice the tomatoes, olives, garlic, basil leaves and onion, finely.
_ Cook up some white rice if you’re not using leftovers
_ Make the breadcrumbs in a blender
_ Remove the stalks from the mushrooms and dice them, finely
_ Sauté the onion and mushroom stalks, until the onion is translucent (about 4 minutes)
_ Add ½ the garlic to the pan and sauté for a further minute. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
_ Remove from the heat and add half the 🌿 basil.
_ Stir in the tomatoes and the olives. Add about a cup of rice, stir. Add salt and pepper to taste.
_ Lay the mushrooms onto a greased baking tray and stuff each one with the rice mixture. Drizzle a little olive oil over each one.
_ Mix the balance of the garlic and basil and top each mushroom with a little of this mixture.
_ Top each mushroom with a layer of breadcrumbs and dot with margarine (vegan)
_ Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for around 40 minutes (until the topping is golden brown and the mushrooms, soft, but still slightly firm.)

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Enjoy! 😉

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All images and videos are my own shot using my iPad and manipulated using Video Shop

The recipe was developed by me

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