If you love mushrooms, try my easy mushroom stir-fry with onion and garlic recipe. Serve over some steamed rice, top it on some naan bread or mix it in with some risotto and your weekday vegan dinner is sorted.
There are days when you wish to keep things easy and simple. Mushrooms come handy on tose days. They are such a great alternative to non-vegetarian food. Mushroom combined with anything makes such a flavorful vegan side dish. Especially in this recipe, I stir fried some fresh mushroom with red onion, garlic and fresh chilies. This Mushroom stir-fry with onion and garlic side dish is a bit spicy, but not too much. Just enough to make the tongue tingle and make you go for seconds.
Why you will love Mushroom Stir-Fry Recipe?
Vegan recipe that every vegetarian person should try. It’s packed with salty, umami flavor. This stir-fry recipe is also easy to tweak to your own personal preferences.
Easy recipe for a side dish that goes well with almost everything. I prefer serving this with some rice. But this can be served with noodles, risotto or even pasta. Best still, top the stir fried mushrooms on a toasted naan bread and enjoy as a quick and nutritious appetizer.
Full of nutrients. Goes without much elaboration, right!
Perfect for meatless Monday dinners. If you are trying to cut back on meat or adapting to a vegetarian rich diet, this mushroom stir-fry with onions recipe will give you everything that you are looking for in a non-vegetarian side-dish
Takes minutes to prepare with easily available pantry staples.
Stir-frying is a fast way to cook small vegetables and it results in tender-crisp vegetables that retain more nutrients than if they were boiled. And since this stir-fry requires only a small amount of oil, the fat content is low. It is also vegan and perfect for people on a low-fat or plant-based diet.
Ingredients needed for Mushroom Stir-fry with Onion and Garlic side dish
I have used a mixed variety of organic mushrooms in this recipe. The fresh mushrooms are easily available. Make sure that you get the good quality mushrooms preferably organic for the best taste.
I have use 1/2 of a medium sized red onion. The caramelized onion in this mushroom stir fry recipe adds such beautiful taste to the recipe.
I have used light olive oil to stir the mushrooms with onion and garlic. But I have tasted the same recipe made with butter and its even better. So yes, if you are ok with sauteing the mushrooms with butter, go for it.
A little bit of garlic goes a long way. I have used two small garlic pods.
Salt and a pinch of turmeric. Turmeric is completely optional.
How to Make Mushroom Stir-Fry with Garlic and Onion
Put a non stick skillet over medium-high heat; add the oil or butter and swirl it around, then add the onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions beginning to soften and brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the chopped garlic and chilies. Cook for a minute or two.
Add the fresh mushrooms and allow them to cook down 2 or 3 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and turmeric.
Stir the mixture, and scrape the bottom of the pan. As the mushrooms cook, they will release water. Increase the heat at this point and let the liquid to be absorbed.
Serve with rice or make a topping for naan pizza. Serving options are endless.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN DRIED MUSHROOMS BE USED IN THIS MUSHROOM STIR-FRY RECIPE?
Yes absolutely. Soak the dried mushrooms in 3 cups very hot water until soft, anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes. (Dried shiitake are much tougher than other varieties and should be soaked in boiled water.) When they are tender, remove the dried mushrooms from the liquid with a slotted spoon, reserving the liquid; slice or chop if the pieces are large.
WHAT TYPE OF MUSHROOMS WORK BEST?
In fact, any varieties work. Just make sure that you are using high quality mushrooms.
CAN I ADD OTHER VEGETABLES IN THIS MUSHROOM STIR-FRY RECIPE?
Broccoli, green peas, brussels sprouts, carrots, onions, cabbage, asparagus, bell peppers, snow peas, or zucchini will work wonderful with mushrooms.
HOW LONG CAN THE MUSHROOM STIR-FRY LAST
Like any other stir-fry recipes, this recipe tastes the best while eaten right away. However, you can store the left over in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
HOW TO SERVE STIR-FRIED MUSHROOMS
You can serve this Mushroom Stir-fry onion and garlic a few different ways, including:
- On its own (this is a great low-carb option)
- Over a bowl of rice or quinoa or millets
- As the vegetable side dish for your main meal
- Over noodles
- Over pasta
- As a topping for naan pizza
- Over risotto
Few other Vegetarian side dish recipes you might want to check out –
Spicy Lentils and Potato Croquettes
Mushroom Stir-Fry with Onion and Garlic
- Non-stick Pan
- 2 Cups Mushrooms (washed)
- 1/2 Red Onion chopped
- 2 Cloves Garlic chopped
- 1 Red Chili chopped
- 1 Pinch Turmeric
- 2 TBSP Olive oil
- Clean the mushrooms and chop off the roots
- Chop the onion, garlic and chili
- In a non-stick pan, heat the oil
- Add the chopped onion and cook on medium heat till the onions turn translucent
- Add the chopped chili and garlic and cook for a minute or two
- Add the mushrooms, salt and turmeric. Keep stirring
- Once the mushrooms start to release water, turn up the heat till the water is absorbed. You may want to keep stirring so that, the mushroom doesn't get burned.
- Lower the heat and cook till you see the mushrooms are completely cooked and start to glisten.
- Enjoy the mushroom stir fry with onion and garlic over some rice.
HELPFUL TIPS AND TRICKS
- Cut the veggies uniformly. If you wish to add some vegetables to this Mushroom stir-fry recipe, make sure to cut the vegetables into same-sized pieces.
- Add Nuts. Cashews and other nuts make a wonderful addition to this dish. They add a nice crunch and flavor. If you decide to add them to your stir-fry, add the nuts in the end.