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Vegan Chinese-style oyster mushrooms

mig resizedCROP.jpgDoing Veganuary, or just fancy cutting down on meat? Try this delicious Chinese-style meal from the ‘£1 Chef’ Miguel Barclay, famous for creating delicious recipes on a shoestring. Perfect for tight January purse strings, this meal costs just £1 per serving. 

Chinese-style oyster mushrooms

You can make this dish with any type of mushroom, or any veg really, but I find oyster mushrooms have a wonderfully meaty texture that make this a satisfying and substantial alternative to a Friday night Chinese takeaway.

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Ingredients

½ mug of basmati rice 1 mug of water

Handful of oyster mushrooms

Splash of sesame oil

1 garlic clove, sliced

Squeeze of golden syrup or honey

Squeeze of sriracha sauce

Soy sauce

Pinch of sesame seeds

½ spring onion, sliced

Method

Put the rice and water in a saucepan and cook over a medium heat with the lid on for about 7 minutes, until all the water has been absorbed and the rice is cooked.

Meanwhile, pan-fry the oyster mushrooms in a splash of sesame oil over a medium heat for a few minutes, then add the garlic and fry for a few more minutes until the garlic starts to brown. Add the golden syrup and sriracha and simmer for a few minutes until the sauce starts to thicken, then stir in a splash of soy sauce.

Serve the mushrooms on a bed of basmati rice and sprinkle with the sesame seeds and spring onion.

 

book resized.jpg Extracted from Miguel Barclay’s Meat-Free One Pound Meals, Published by Headline, £16.99.