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Balsamic and Chili Glazed Mushrooms with Walnuts

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Nutrition And Flavour In A Simple Meal

(NC) - Looking for a way to add some nutrients and flavour to your meals? Just toss in some fresh mushrooms. This Superfood is packed with vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, fibre and protein. A single 100 gram serving of fresh white mushrooms is a good source of Riboflavin, Niacin, Copper, Vitamin B5 and Selenium; all nutrients that are required by active children and adults. Canada's Food Guide recommends consuming 8-10 servings of Fruit & Vegetables a day, 100 grams of fresh mushrooms counts as 1 serving.

Balsamic and Chili Glazed Mushrooms with Walnuts
Balsamic and Chili Glazed Mushrooms with Walnuts is a unique dish that can be served over hot cooked rice or salad greens, for a light vegetarian meal. It can also be served as a side dish with grilled chicken, beef or pork. It is fast, easy and family friendly.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Each balsamic vinegar and lime juice 50 mL
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar 45 mL
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced 2
  • 1/2 -1 tsp hot red pepper flakes 2-5 mL
  • 1 cup broken walnut pieces 250 mL
  • 3 tbsp vegetable or olive oil 50 mL
  • 1 lb small fresh Mushrooms 500 g

Directions:

In a measuring cup or small bowl mix vinegar, lime juice, sugar, garlic and red pepper flakes, set aside. Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add walnuts, cook and stir constantly for 2-3 minutes or until lightly toasted; remove and set aside.

In same skillet heat oil over medium-high heat, add mushrooms and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes. Add walnuts to skillet and stir in vinegar mixture while stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes or until sauce is bubbling and mushrooms are well coated. Serve on hot rice, greens or as a side dish to meats.

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Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: Calories: 366; Protein: 8.2 g; Fat: 29.7 g; Carbohydrates: 22.4 g; Dietary Fibre: 3.9 g


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