Guest Post: Thai Beef and Mushroom Rice Bowls by eat. live. travel. write.
We have a guest in our kitchen! We’re thrilled to welcome back Mardi of eat. live. travel. write. Mardi’s sharing a flavourful bowl of comfort, without all of the guilt!! This nutritious bowl will help get you through these chilly months.
I’m so happy to be back in the Mushrooms Canada kitchen today, visiting from eat. live. travel. write. I am hoping today’s recipe will counter those winter blues! In the dark, cold days of January, it’s so tempting to eat heavier comfort food but on the heels of the holidays, it’s not always ideal. I always feel like it’s really unfair for those of us in the northern hemisphere that the weather after the holidays is cold – what we really need to reboot our system after party season is lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and, well, sun. Failing that, we can lighten up some old favourites to warm us up without weighing us down.
Here, I’ve gone the Blend & Extend route, substituting mushrooms for some of the beef in what would make a wonderful Thai beef and mushroom lettuce wrap. In the warmer months this is a wonderful dish to enjoy wrap-style. For the winter, I’ve taken the ingredients for the classic lettuce wrap and popped them on steamed rice – giving you all the freshness of a summer dish in the comfort of a bowl.