My kids love noodles; Italian pasta, Asian noodles, plain, drenched in sauce, or swimming in soup. They love it any way. Lately, I have been experimenting with a variety of pasta alternatives, like a ready-to-eat noodle substitue. I came up with this easy recipe one night when I couldn’t think of what to cook for dinner. I pretty much tossed together whatever I could find in the fridge. I also used dried mushrooms that Fungus Among Us provided me instead of fresh because we didn’t have any fresh mushrooms in the house.
1 package white yam noodles
2 medium carrots
Handful of green beans
5 bunches of baby bok choy
1/2 to 1 full packet of Fungus Among Us dried shiitake mushrooms
1. Rehydrate the mushrooms according to the directions. It took about 30 minutes in a hot water bath.
2. Julien vegetables while waiting for mushrooms.
3. Blanch carrots, green beans, and baby bok choy.
4. Slice hydrated mushrooms.
4. Throw ready to eat white yam noodles in a wok (or any pan) and turn heat to medium.
5. Add vegetables, sesame oil (about a teaspoon or to your liking), and soy sauce (1-2 tablespoon). Toss everything together. You can also add some of the liquid from the mushroom bath to add more mushroom flavor.
6. Remove from heat and serve.
The dish came out well and everyone enjoyed it. We loved the dried mushrooms. We’ve only tried the shiitake and porcini variety and both were delicious. I love that they are organic. No one in the family could tell that the mushrooms were dried. The price point may seem a bit pricey for the weight. However, if you compare that to fresh organic mushrooms, it seems reasonable. Fungus Among Us has several varieties of mushrooms, most of them organic. One of the pluses of using dried mushrooms is that I don’t have to worry about food waste. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had half a pack of fresh mushrooms go bad.
Fungus Among Us dried mushrooms
- Organic Mushroom Medley
- Organic Oyster Mushrooms
- Organic Porcini Mushrooms
- Organic Portabello Mushrooms
- Organic Shiitake Mushrooms
- Organic Maitake Mushrooms
- PNWH Chanterelle
- Dried Pacific Northwest Morels
Visit the Fungus Among Us website for more information on the benefits of dried mushrooms and cooking uses and ideas.
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.