Rosemary is that special herb that makes me instantly think of my family and comfort food. The holiday season is quickly approaching and I’m beyond excited to be sharing some time-appropriate content. I’ll admit, I usually drop the ball with seasonal recipes. I misjudge my timing and before I know it, it’s Christmas. But this year, this year is different! I’m on my A game and I’m sharing 3-4 recipes that will perfectly pair with any holiday you choose to celebrate.
If you missed my pervious recipes, I’ve already shared a delicious dessert for Pumpkin Cream Pie and a Cream of Mushroom Sauce that’s a perfect substitute for cream of mushroom soup, in most recipes. Last but certainly not least, the comforting and oh so delicious Shepard’s Pie. I actually prefer this to mashed potatoes or regular steamed veggies – it’s the best of both worlds! Plus, all of these recipes are gluten-free, about 10 ingredients or less and as always, 100% vegan.
Hoping you all enjoy the holiday recipes and give them a try. I would love to see any photos or hear your feedback if you give them a go. Thank you all so much for taking the time to read my site and follow along. Wishing you all a beautiful holiday season, from my family to yours <3
- 14-16 Mushrooms, medium-sized
- ¾ cups Wild Rice, dried
- 1½ cups Water
- ¼ cup Onion, diced
- 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
- 1½ tbsp Rosemary, fresh
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil, optional
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 tsp Italian Herbs
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
- Prep ahead your mushrooms by removing the stem and gently scraping away the dark inside layers. I find it easiest to use a small paring knife and cut around the inside of the cap to remove part of the lip, this helps open the center up and allows for more stuffing.
- Brush any dirt and rinse your mushrooms as needed, make sure they're very well dried off before the next step.
- In a large bowl, combine your dried off mushrooms plus the olive oil and ½ a tsp of herbs - this step is optional. Gently toss and evenly coat all your mushrooms. Cover and let marinate overnight in the fridge. You can skip this step and use plain mushrooms, the marinade adds more flavor but is not essential if you're low on time. You could even do it for less time instead, an hour is perfect too.
- Steam your rice in a medium pot over medium heat, add your water, wild rice and fresh rosemary. Let this come to a boil, cover and turn the heat to low. Simmering for 25-30 minutes until tender.
- Transfer your rice to a bowl and add in everything else. Nutritional yeast, herbs, onion, garlic and season with salt & pepper to taste.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and evenly space your mushrooms on it.
- Stuff each mushroom generously, lightly pressing down to make more room. You can slightly overfill these as well. Depending on your mushrooms, you might have rice remaining.
- Transfer your mushrooms to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Feel free to top with bread crumbs and bake on broil for 1-2 minutes to crisp the tops.
- Remove from the oven and serve immediately, they cool off very quickly.
- Enjoy with fresh chives on top, a drizzle of balsamic is fantastic with these as well.