It’s Superfood Saturday! And we’ve got a delish recipe for a food that’s said to be one of the most underestimated superfoods– Mushrooms! We love our mushrooms!
Mushrooms are low in calories but pack in nutrients that help generate more energy and repair damaged cells. Mushrooms are also high in fiber (to fill you up and help lower your cholesterol) and B vitamins (to help boost and maintain a healthy metabolism). Plus, mushrooms have vitamin D—a nutrient that many people are low in—to help boost immunity. Different varieties of mushrooms are being studied for their ability to boost immunity and really take your health above and beyond what it would be without them in your life. With all of these benefits, who wouldn’t love them?!
There are tons of ways to incorporate more mushrooms into your diet. You can eat them raw on a salad, or sauté them into eggs or spaghetti, just to name a few! Or you can try our Mushr-iffic Frittata!
Mushr-iffic and Wild Rice Frittata:
- 1 ½ cups cooked wild rice
- 5 large eggs
- 2 large egg whites
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 cup chopped red onion
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary (1 teaspoon dried)
- 1 pound mixed mushrooms (cremini, white button, shiitake), sliced
- 1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
- 4 thin slices prosciutto (about 2 ounces), chopped (optional)
- Beat eggs and egg whites in a large bowl with parsley, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and nutmeg.
- Preheat broiler.
- Heat oil in a 10-inch ovenproof skillet (ie. cast-iron) over medium heat. Add onion and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes.
- Stir in rosemary, then add mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until they release their liquid and the pan is dry, 6 to 8 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in the rice.
- Pour the reserved egg mixture evenly over the rice and vegetables. Partially cover and cook until set around the edges, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan and prosciutto (optional). Place the pan under broiler and broil until the eggs are set and the top is nicely browned, about 2 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Recipe credit: eatingwell.com
Do you love mushrooms? What recipes do you incorporate them into?