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Russian Mushroom Julienne In Less Than 30 Minutes

Russian Mushroom Julienne In Less Than 30 Minutes



Russian Mushroom Julienne In Less Than 30 Minutes

This Russian Mushroom julienne is a perfect dish for your meal plan. Serve it as an appetizer, a meatless main dish, a side dish, or use it as a topping for meats. The best thing – it takes a handful of ingredients and less than 30 minutes to prepare.

This creamy, cheesy Russian mushroom julienne will definitely be on your menu rotation once you try it. You can serve this simple, yet very tasty dish as an appetizer alongside crusty artisan bread or as a side dish to baked chicken or your favorite roast.

I’ve never been to Russia, but it is on my bucket list. One way to visit foreign countries is to travel with flavor. It is also the less expensive way for sure. Until I can afford a plane ticket and a few weeks off, I’m bringing the world to my kitchen.

Remember when I was baking mushroom shaped shortbread cookies and said I wanted to share this Russian dish with you but didn’t have the cheese? By the way, how funny would be to serve those mushroom cookies as a dessert after this mushroom julienne?

I could’ve easily made the mushrooms without the cheese, but then it wouldn’t be the Russian version. Without the cheese (and wine) is how they were prepared by generations in my home country.

In fact, I remember in my college days someone brought an abundance of button mushrooms and nobody knew how to cook them. In case you’re thinking why we didn’t just look up a recipe, I’m 51 – this was way before the computers and smartphones.

Although I never cooked mushrooms myself, I recalled how mom prepared them because it was simple enough. Can you picture a group of college students dipping bread into this creamy sauce, all from the same pan (why bother with the plates) and getting our bellies full?

To us, this dish was the bomb! Do kids these days still say that?

Fast forward some 30 years and this is still my favorite way to cook mushrooms, only now topped with cheese and served in fancy dishes. All grown up and sophisticated, ha!

Do buy whole mushrooms. Pre-sliced mushrooms are hard to clean and it only takes minutes to slice them.

Do not submerge mushrooms into the water as they will become very spongy. Clean under running water and place them on a paper towel to absorb the moisture.

Substitute 1/4 cup sour cream with heavy cream for an even creamier dish.

Directions:

Clean and slice mushrooms.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large pan or cast iron skillet (yet another dish in my favorite skillet), melt the 2 tablespoons of butter. Next, add sliced mushrooms, onions, and garlic.

Sauté over medium heat until mushrooms give out liquid and have reduced to about half the size. Drain the mushrooms and set aside.

In the same skillet, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter then add white wine. Simmer on medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the sour cream and mix to blend. Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the mushrooms.

Pour the sauce with mushrooms into an 8×8-inch baking pan, or divide equally among 4 ramekins.

Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve with crusty bread.

Russian Mushroom Julienne In Less Than 30 Minutes

With only a handful of ingredients and under 30 minutes to prepare, this creamy, cheesy, and delicious Russian mushroom julienne is a must-have dish for your meal plan.

Prep Time10mins

Cook Time20mins

Total Time30mins

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish

Cuisine: Russian

Servings: 4

Author: Jas

INGREDIENTS:

16ozwhite button mushroomsthinly sliced

½cupthinly sliced onions

2clovesgarlicminced

3tbsbutterdivided

¼cupwhite wine

1cupsour cream

salt and freshly ground black pepper

1cupshredded Mozzarella cheese

DIRECTIONS:

Clean and slice mushrooms.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large pan or cast iron skillet melt the 2 tablespoons of butter. Next, add sliced mushrooms, onions, and garlic.

Sauté over medium heat until mushrooms give out liquid and have reduced to about half the size. Drain the mushrooms and set aside.

In the same skillet, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter then add white wine. Simmer on medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the sour cream and mix to blend. Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the mushrooms.

Pour the sauce with mushrooms into an 8x8-inch baking pan, or divide equally among 4 ramekins.

Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve with crusty bread.

RECIPE NOTES:

~ Free Tip ~

Do buy whole mushrooms. Pre-sliced mushrooms are hard to clean and it only takes minutes to slice them. Do not submerge mushrooms into the water as they will become very spongy. Clean under running water and place them on a paper towel to absorb the moisture. Substitute 1/4 cup sour cream with heavy cream for an even creamier dish.

Jas is a cheesecake addict and the author of Balkan Comfort Food cookbook available on Amazon. You can download a free excerpt of the book when you subscribe to All that's Jas newsletter updates or purchase the full version below. To learn more about Jas visit her About page.

We love button mushrooms and I buy them every week. Usually, we have them on salads or saute them with onions for grilled meats. I think the Mr. would love this dish also. Last week I said dinner was “the bomb”, and my tween granddaughter rolled her eyes!

Yum! Jas we love mushrooms in my house. We buy them faithfully every week. Now this sort of reminds me of onion soup. I will surly try this one and surprise the hubs with it. Oh the cheese will do us in for sure Yumm!!

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Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.

Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.

In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.

Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.

1. Subway

Sandwich with cheese and vegetables

One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.

Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.

Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.

A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.

Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.

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2. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.

According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.

One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.

Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.

3. Chipotle

Vegetable burritos

Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.

Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.

Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.

For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.

4. McDonald's

McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.

Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.

5. Burger King

Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.

It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.

BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.

6. Wendy

Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate

Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.

Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.

The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.

Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.

With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes


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