Monday, October 1, 2018

Vegan Bourbon Mushrooms and Rice



Vegan Bourbon Mushrooms and Rice



What is totally amazing, super fast, sticky and sweet but refined sugar free? Answer: These vegan Bourbon mushrooms and rice! Quickly seared mushrooms, tossed in a sweet and salty, sticky Bourbon sauce. Served over rice! I’ve had Bourbon chicken in my youth, and I loved it. It wasn’t until recently I realized that originally the sauce didn’t actually have Bourbon it was just created by an Asian chef who worked on Bourbon street.





Vegan Bourbon Mushrooms and Rice

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Seared mushrooms tossed in a sticky, sweet Bourbon sauce. Served over rice.


Ingredients
·         16 oz. Mushrooms, I used button mushrooms
·         2 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. Olive oil, divided
·         2 Cloves Garlic, chopped
·         1/4 tsp. Ginger, grated
·         1/4 C. Apple juice
·         1/4 C. Soy sauce
·         1/3 C. + 1 Tbsp. Water, divided
·         1/4 C. Bourbon
·         1 Tbsp. Apple cider vinegar
·         1 Tbsp. Tomato paste
·         1/4 C. Coconut sugar
·         1 Tbsp. Corn starch
·         1 C. Rice
·         Salt and Pepper to taste


Instructions
1.    Begin to cook your rice according to package instructions. 
2.    While your rice is cooking, cut your mushrooms into quarters. 
3.    Then heat the 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a non stick pan on high. Once the pan is hot, add the mushrooms, toss. Sear the mushrooms, reducing heat if needed. The mushrooms will release their liquid after a few minutes, then continue cooking for another 3-5 minutes until they are nice and brown. Season with a little salt and pepper and then remove from the pan and set aside. 
4.    Now, in the same non stick pan, heat the 2 tsp. of olive oil on medium. Then add the garlic and ginger. Saute for a minute, then add the apple juice, soy sauce, the 1/3 Cup of water, the Bourbon, the apple cider vinegar, tomato paste and coconut sugar. Whisk to combine. 
5.    Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low and continue to simmer on low for about 5-10 minutes. Make sure the Bourbon flavored has cooked off. 
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