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asian pasta with broccoli and mushrooms

Asian pasta with broccoli and mushrooms

Asian fettuccine noodles with broccoli and oyster mushrooms, topped with cashew nuts.  Asian sauce is made with Tamari, honey and sesame oil.  Make this recipe gluten free by using gluten free Tamari sauce and gluten free brown rice fettuccine.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 471 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound mushrooms (oyster mushrooms or regular ones), sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 head broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons tamari sauce gluten free and wheat-free
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 8 oz fettuccine pasta (for gluten free, use gluten free brown rice fettuccine pasta)
  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts , partially whole, partially crushed

Instructions

Mushrooms

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add oyster mushrooms and garlic, and saute for 2-3 minutes, regularly stirring with spatula. 

  2. Sprinkle the mushrooms with a little bit of salt, cover with the lid and continue cooking the mushrooms for another 5-7 minutes, occasionally stirring. Having the lid on will allow mushrooms generate some moisture and not get burned. Mushrooms should be cooked for a total of 7-10 minutes. Cover the skillet and set aside.

Pasta

  1. In the meantime, bring a large pot of water to boil, add pasta. Cook pasta according to package instructions (in my case, I cooked gluten free Brown Rice Fettuccine pasta like I would cook a regular pasta - by boiling it for about 8-10 minutes until the pasta achieved the right consistency).

  2. As you cook pasta in boiling water, blanch the broccoli by dipping the broccoli head into pasta boiling water for 30 seconds, then draining it. The broccoli head will turn bright green color! Cut the broccoli head into flowerets and small bite-size pieces. Add broccoli pieces to the skillet with mushrooms.
  3. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water, drain pasta and rinse with cold water. Set aside

Sauce

  1. Add 2 tablespoons tamari sauce, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, and 1/4 cup reserved pasta water to the skillet with mushrooms and broccoli, on medium heat. 

  2. Stir to combine, to make sure the sauce coats the vegetables. 

  3. On medium heat, add cooked and drained pasta to the skillet, mix well until the sauce coats the pasta, taste and season with salt, if desired. 

  4. Note: tamari sauce is not as salty as regular soy sauce, so you might have to add salt to your pasta. If you're using regular soy sauce, you will likely not need to salt your dish.

  5. To serve, top each pasta serving with some whole cashew nuts and some finely crushed ones (use knife to crush them into smaller pieces).
Nutrition Facts
Asian pasta with broccoli and mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 471 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 539mg23%
Potassium 864mg25%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Vitamin C 71.1mg86%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.