Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
A nice vegetarian stew for a change?
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
- 1 lb assorted wild mushroom, coarsely chopped (such as crimini and stemmed shiitake)
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 1⁄2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 3⁄4 lbs white-skinned potatoes, peeled,cut into 3/4 inch cubes
- 2 large carrots, peeled,cut into 1/2 inch-thick rounds
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 1 head bok choy, cut crosswise into 1/2 inch-wide slices
- Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat.
- Add onions; sauté until golden, about 8 minutes.
- Add mushrooms; sauté until tender, about 8 minutes.
- Add wine and thyme; boil until liquid is reduced by half, about 1 minute.
- Add next 4 ingredients; cover and simmer gently until vegetables are tender, about 25 minutes.
- Stir in bok choy; simmer uncovered until tender, about 8 minutes.
- Using slotted spoon, transfer 3/4 cup potato pieces to small bowl; mash with fork.
- Return mashed potatoes to pot; simmer until juices thicken, about 5 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper; serve.
This stew made a great healthy vegetarian dinner. I only had a couple of small white potatoes, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly, using homemade vegetable stock. I'd never tried bok choy before, and liked the taste and look that it added to the recipe. Oh...I did make one change. Since I only had a small amount of potatoes in the stew, I opted to thicken by adding about 1 tbsp of cornstarch rather than pureeing some of the potatoes.
Great stew! I loved the earthy flavors that the mushrooms provided. I used dried chitake (sp?) and some fresh portabello that I had grilled the night before as well as the traditional mushroom you get at the grocery store. Will try over and over!