Sunday, April 10, 2011

Grilled Beef Mushrooms with Rice Salad

"If I grew mushrooms, would that make me a fun-ghi?" said Simeon with a smile before his post-grad graduation ceremony at the CTICC, where Denny Mushroom conference posters were stuck all over the walls of the convention centre.

So-called "beef mushrooms" make a wonderful substitute for meat on the braai, as they hold their own against the heat and retain their flavour well.

Grilled Beef Mushrooms:
  1. Brush mushrooms with olive oil, and sprinkle liberally with salt and fresh thyme leaves.
  2. Grill on a medium-hot braai for 10 - 15 minutes, turning often.
Rice Salad:
(serves 4)

  • 2 cups Basmati rice (uncooked)
  • 125ml Hummus
  • 125ml Basil Pesto
  • 1 tin Red kidney beans
  • 1 tin Butter beans
  • 1 large Green pepper (sliced into bite-sized chunks)
  • 4 medium Tomatoes (sliced into bite-sized pieces)
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Cook the basmati rice with salt according to instructions on the packet.
  2. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  3. In a large serving bowl, add the rice; hummus; beans; peppers; and tomatoes.
  4. Stir together lightly and season to taste.


Linda Harding said...

Mushrooms are a fab meat substitute - when I was a vegetarian, I came up with all sorts of ways to cook them. This is a great recipe for one last braai before winter hits!

Lavinia said...

Mmm, I'm getting hungry already. We've always been big mushroom eaters and your recipe sounds yummy.

Also, thanks for visiting and for the kind words. I thought I was one of the only ones with fond memories of Star Trek.

Planet Penny said...

Sounds delicious! Thanks for visiting Planet Penny, it's nice to meet you x

tasteofbeirut said...

This is a light yet rustic rice salad and filling too. Love the idea of mushrooms on the side to enjoy.

Ani said...

that salad looks yummy! will be lovely once summer kicks in.

oomph. said...

this sounds yummy and looks delish....i'll have to bookmark this one as i love basmati and hummus and mushrooms!

Heather Mattern said...

This looks SO YUMMY!!!