Balsamic Mushrooms with Basil

Quick and easy Balsamic Mushrooms with Basil!

This stir-fry comes together quickly and pairs well with rice.

balsamic mushrooms placed in a round plate along with white rice

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I love mushrooms but the problem is that more often than not I have to eat it all by myself.

Sarvesh isn’t a fan and it’s very hard for him to eat mushrooms, except when they are very finely minced .

The other day I had a pack of mushrooms sitting in my refrigerator and since I knew I was going to eat it alone, I thought of using it to make a quick stir-fry with Asian flavors.

These Balsamic Mushrooms with basil is one of my new favorite ways to enjoy mushrooms. They are seriously so flavorful.

If you are a fan of Asian flavors like me, then you will love these!

These Balsamic Mushrooms

✔ comes together in 15 minutes!

✔ is vegan and can be made gluten-free.

✔ pairs well with rice or even noodles or quinoa.

These mushrooms can’t be easier to make. You only need 15 minutes!

The only prep work that you have to do is to chop the garlic and mushrooms. Once that’s done, it takes less than 15 minutes to make the dish.

The sauce is what gives the mushrooms that robust flavor. It consists of balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, sriracha and brown sugar.

The balsamic vinegar is absolutely irreplaceable here. Do not replace it with any other vinegar.

You can replace the soy sauce with tamari if you want to make this gluten-free.

I use a lot of garlic in this recipe, it goes really well with the mushrooms and of course some fresh basil for that amazing aroma is must.

This recipe uses white mushrooms, since that’s what I had on hand. But I think cremini mushrooms will also be really good here.

Serving Suggestions

You can eat this balsamic mushrooms with rice.

Or you can also put them on a toast or make bruschetta with it.

I think bruschetta will be really good with these, I am definitely trying it the next time I make these mushrooms.

 

Method

1- In a bowl mix together balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, sriracha and brown sugar. Mix well and set aside.

2- Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet (or any other pan) on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the sliced garlic and let them cook until they start changing color, around 2 minutes.

3- Then add the sliced mushrooms and stir.

4- Cook the mushrooms on medium heat for 6 to 7 minutes until they release all the moisture and start turning golden-ish in color.

step by step picture collage of making balsamic mushrooms

5- Add in the prepared sauce to the pan.

6- Mix well until sauce is well combined with the mushrooms.

7- Add the black pepper and stir well.

8- Cook for a minute and then turn off the heat. Stir in the basil.

step by step picture collage of making balsamic mushrooms

Serve these balsamic mushrooms with more basil. These can be enjoyed with rice, noodles or even on a toast!

mushrooms garnished with basil and served in a plate with fork

 

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Balsamic Mushrooms with Basil

balsamic mushrooms placed in a round plate along with white rice
Manali
Balsamic Mushrooms with Basil is an easy side dish which comes together in 15 minutes! It's vegan and can be made gluten-free.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Sides
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 144 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1.5 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-5 large garlic cloves sliced thin
  • 8 oz white mushrooms sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl mix together balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, sriracha and brown sugar. Mix well and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet (or any other pan) on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the sliced garlic and let them cook until they start changing color, around 2 minutes.
  • Then add the sliced mushrooms and stir. Cook the mushrooms on medium heat for 6 to 7 minutes until they release all the moisture and start turning golden-ish in color.
  • Add in the prepared sauce to the pan. Mix well until sauce is well combined with the mushrooms.
  • Add the black pepper and stir well.
  • Cook for a minute and then turn off the heat. Stir in the basil.
  • Serve these balsamic mushrooms with more basil. These can be enjoyed with rice, noodles or even on a toast!

Notes

  1. I have not added any salt here since the soy sauce and vinegar already have salt in them and that was good enough for me. You can always add salt as per your preference.
  2. To make this a little spicy, you can add some crushed red chili flakes.
  3. This recipe makes a small serving and you can easily double it.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 287mgPotassium: 385mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
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6 thoughts on “Balsamic Mushrooms with Basil

  1. HI Manali, thankyou for sharing such lovely recipes!
    I have just started following your recipes, 1st being the Paneer Butter Masala =)

    Can I use Shiitake Mushrooms for the Balsamic Mushroom Recipe?

    Thankyou in advance!

  2. Do you think I can substitute mushrooms for Extra firm Tofu? I am not a big fan of Mushrooms either 🙁

    Also, I LOVE your site! I have tried Gobi manchurian, ALmond burfi and Gajar Halwa and they all came out fantastic in my very first attempt. I love how detailed you are! Works perfectly for someone like me!

    1. Hmm I haven’t tested the recipe with tofu so can’t comment how it will turn out. You can try 🙂 Also, I have so many tofu stir fry recipes on the blog, just search and make those in stead of substituting mushrooms with tofu here. Thanks for liking my recipes!

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