Mushroom Ginger Stew
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Shiitake mushrooms and ginger have been found to enhance the protective functions of our immune system. The phytonutrients, antioxidants, and fibers in vegetables used in the stew, are also responsible for their health, healing and immune-modulating properties. The immune response is much lower in people who have diabetes so they are more susceptible to getting infections. So a bowl of this low caloric mushroom ginger stew may help to boost their immune response and also fill them up before their main meal.

Prep time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 25 mins

Recommended portion size: 1serve 

Ingredients3 serve
Mushrooms (shiitakes), finely chopped75g
Carrot, finely chopped40g
Spring onion, chopped½ cup- 50g
Baby spinach, chopped1 cup – 30g
Ginger, grated1 tbsp-6g
Soy sauce1 tsp.- 5ml
Rice wine vinegar3ml
Chili flakes½ tsp.
Vegetable broth or Chicken broth900ml
Parsley/ Cilantro, chopped 1 tbsp.
Salt½ tsp.
Oil 10ml



Set a soup pot over medium heat. Add the oil. Once hot, add the spring onions. Sweat for 2 minutes until softened.

Add the mushrooms, carrot, and broth. Cover and bring to a boil.

(We can also use button mushrooms instead of shiitake ones)

Lower the heat to medium-low and add in the ginger, soy sauce and vinegar.

Did you know?

The amount of bioactive compounds in shiitake mushrooms is not fixed, it depends on how and where the mushrooms are grown, stored, and prepared

Let it simmer around 15 minutes.

Add the spinach, cook for another 5 minutes.

Before serving, adjust the salt and spice it up with hot chili flakes and fresh chopped parsley/cilantro.

Nutritive value /serve

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