Gluten-Free Pine Nut Stuffed Mushrooms
24 large button mushrooms
1/4 cup white onion, minced
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
2 carrots, peeled and grated
1/2 cup pine nuts, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. organic salsa
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
2 chives, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
Clean mushrooms and remove stems. Set mushroom caps aside; discard stems.
In a small skillet over medium heat, cook onion in olive oil until translucent, approximately 6 minutes.
Add cooked brown rice, quinoa, carrots, pine nuts, salsa, sea salt and pepper; cook until warm, approximately 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.
Using a teaspoon, transfer rice mixture in each mushroom cap. Slightly over-stuff mushroom caps with rice mixture.
Place stuffed mushrooms in a single layer on prepared baking dish. Bake, uncovered for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven; garnish with fresh chives.
*Recipe and image courtesy of Amie Valpone, Culinary Nutritionist and Personal Chef – The Healthy Apple.*