Porcini Season: Wildly Healthy
The porcini mushroom is a native wild mushroom from Italy. This delicious mushroom is found generally in June and July as well as in September. They are a great source of protein, copper, potassium, zinc, selenium and B vitamins.
Mushrooms are in general anti-inflammatory, antioxidants that help to power up the immune system. From a Chinese medicine point of view different mushrooms have different properties but have been used for many centuries for both nutrition and medicine. Mushrooms (obviously the non-toxic ones) are used for detoxification, cleansing the body, healing wounds and for longevity.
Protein Rich Porcini Quinotto (quinoa instead of rice)
400 g of fresh porcini mushrooms
1 cup of quinoa
Method: Clean and prepare and cut the porcini mushrooms. Then add them to a pan and cook in a little oil for about 5 minutes. Remove the mushrooms. Add the diced onion and oil to pan and cook onion, then add the quinoa and a little stock. Cook the quinoa slowly, adding the stock as needed. Once almost cooked add the porcini mushrooms and cook for the last few minutes together. Season as needed. Serve warm.
Add steamed vegetables to the side to fulfil your vegetable quota for the day!