Mushrooms are the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. The standard for the name "mushroom" is the cultivated white button mushroom.
Edible mushrooms are used extensively in cooking, in many cuisines. Though mushrooms are commonly thought to have little nutritional value, many species are high in fiber and provide vitamins. Though not normally a significant source of vitamin D, some mushrooms can become significant sources after exposure to ultraviolet light. This also darkens their skin.
Mushrooms are also a source of some minerals, including selenium, potassium and phosphorus.
Mushrooms that are sold in supermarkets have been commercially grown on mushroom farms.
The most popular of these, Agaricus bisporus, is generally considered safe for most people to eat because it is grown in controlled, sterilized environments, though some individuals do not tolerate it well.
Serving Size 1 cup, pieces or slices (70g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 15Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.2g
Vitamin A 0%
•Vitamin C 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower
depending on your caloric needs.
This really was good. I was out of rice, but I did have orzo, so I used that.
Only things I would change is the amount of pepper -- just a smidge will do; and the amount of margarine.
If you are making this in a non-stick pan, as the recipe directs, I think you're fine with half that amount.