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3 delicious dinner recipes with mushrooms

Looking for dinner inspiration? Try these family-friendly mushroom favourites.


Not only are mushrooms nutritious, but they are also versatile. Check out these mouth-watering recipes the whole family will enjoy.

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Mushroom chicken and sundried tomato risotto

*Serves 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes


  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups arborio rice, rinsed
  • 2 large chicken fillets, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ cup sundried tomatoes, cut in half
  • 200g white button mushrooms
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 2 rounded tbsp ricotta cheese
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large saucepan, sauté garlic and onion and chicken pieces in a little stock and set aside.
  2. Rinse rice well.
  3. Place remainder of stock in saucepan and bring to boil. Add ½ cup rice and gently stir until stock boils again.
  4. Add a further ½ cup of rice and stir till stock boils again. Repeat until all rice is added to pan.
  5. Add the chicken mixture, tomatoes, mushrooms and black pepper. Reduce heat and cook gently, stirring occasionally, for around 15 minutes until the rice is cooked and all stock absorbed.
  6. Add spinach and toss to allow leaves to wilt. Remove risotto from heat and stir in ricotta cheese.
  7. Serve on individual plates and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Recipes with mushrooms - Mushroom chicken and sundried tomato risotto

Mushroom lentil burgers

*Serves 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes


  • 1 tbsp Canola/olive oil, divided
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 5 regular or whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted and divided
  • 400g white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1x 400g tin lentils, drained
  • 4 tsp mustard, divided
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 30g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 ½ tbsp canola mayonnaise
  • ½ cup rocket


  1. Preheat the grill.
  2. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp of oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic; sauté for 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Remove from heat.
  3. Place 1 bun in a food processor; process until coarse crumbs form. Remove breadcrumbs from food processor; and set aside.
  4. Combine mushrooms, lentils, 2 tsp mustard, and the next 3 ingredients (thyme, pepper and salt) in food processor; pulse to combine.
  5. Combine onion mixture, breadcrumbs, mushroom mixture, and eggs in a large bowl, stirring well. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, gently shaping each into a 1.5cm-thick patty. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  6. Add the remaining 2 tsp oil to pan; swirl to coat.
  7. Add patties; cook for 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove patties from pan; arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  8. Sprinkle patties evenly with cheese. Place under grill for 2 minutes or until cheese is softened.

Recipes with mushrooms - Mushroom lentil burgers

Mushroom, steak and guacamole wrap

*Serves 4

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes


For the guacamole

  • 2 avocados, stoned and peeled
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, halved
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 4 pinches ground cumin
  • 2 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 small bunch fresh coriander, leaves picked
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Olive oil

For the wraps

  • 200g white button mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 200g big brown mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 400g quality rib-eye steaks
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 4 tbsp fat-free natural yoghurt
  • 1-2 fresh red chillies, deseeded and sliced (optional)


  1. First make the guacamole. Put the avocados, tomatoes, garlic, cumin, spring onions and most of the coriander in a food processor and pulse to a chunky paste. Scoop into a bowl, season with salt, pepper and lime juice to taste, then stir in a little extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Heat a frying pan over a high heat. Grill the mushrooms until seared all over. Remove them from the pan and keep warm.
  3. Season the steaks with salt, pepper and the oregano and paprika, then use a rolling pin to flatten them out slightly. Rub with a little olive oil and cook in the preheated pan for 5 minutes, turning them every minute, or until cooked to your liking.
  4. Leave the steaks to rest on a plate while you make up the wraps. Lay the tortillas out on a clean work surface and spread with a little guacamole. Slice the steaks into thin strips, divide them between the tortillas and scatter with the grilled mushrooms. Drizzle with a little more oil and the resting juices, then wrap.
  5. Top with a dollop of yoghurt, the remaining coriander leaves and some red chillies (optional).
  6. Serve with lime wedges on the side and tuck in.

Recipes with mushrooms - Mushroom, steak and guacamole wrap

*Recipes by The South African Farmers’ Mushroom Association.

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