Mixed Mushroom Stew

Mushrooms are a prime source of iron and vitamin D, and this stew recipe is made with seven different varieties. Season with sea salt and black pepper for an extra burst of flavor.
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Also see Wild Mushroom & Cannellini Bean Stew.

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  • 8Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups low-sodium 
chicken broth
  • 1 oz dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 oz lean ground pork
  • 1 large zucchini, diced into 
¼-inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz white mushrooms, sliced
  • 10 oz cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 4-oz pkg gourmet 
mixed mushrooms (blend of portobellos, cremini, oysters 
and shiitakes), sliced
  • 4 tbsp white whole-wheat flour
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped 
fresh thyme
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp reduced-sodium 
soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 cups cooked whole-wheat orzo

Preparation

  1. In a small saucepan, bring broth to a boil on high heat. Add porcini mushrooms and simmer for 4 minutes. Strain mushrooms, reserving liquid. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat oil on medium-high. Add pork, stirring to break up meat. Cook until brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add zucchini and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Once zucchini is soft and begins to release liquid, add white, cremini and gourmet mushrooms. Cover and cook for about 4 minutes, until mushrooms begin to release liquid.
  3. Stir in flour and cook, uncovered, for another 2 minutes. Add reserved porcini cooking liquid and bring to a boil. Mix in onion, thyme, orange zest, soy sauce, salt, pepper and porcini mushrooms. Simmer on medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. To serve, place ½ cup orzo in each soup bowl and top with 1 cup mushroom mixture.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 c stew, 1/2 c orzo
  • Calories: 235
  • Carbohydrate Content: 40 g
  • Fat Content: 7 g
  • Fiber Content: 7 g
  • Protein Content: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 198 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g