Veggie Mushroom Stroganoff mushrooms with red peppers, cooked in garlic, brandy and paprika cream sauce served with white rice

Mushroom Stroganoff Recipe

20 Minutes
Serves: 2

An easy vegetarian mushroom and red pepper stroganoff with chestnut mushrooms and red peppers cooked in garlic, brandy and paprika served with white rice and sprinkled with parsley. 

Recipe Ingreds


  • 1 bell pepper (red)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp brandy
  • 15 grams butter
  • 4 sprig fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 400 grams chestnut mushroom
  • 1 onions
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • salt (to taste)
  • 45 ml sour cream


  • 1 packet microwave brown rice

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • peel and chop the onion(s) finely

Step 2

  • heat the frying pan
  • add the butter and a spot of oil to the frying pan
  • add the onions
  • cook till soft
  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely
  • add the garlic to the frying pan
  • cook for a minute or two

Step 3

  • wash and slice the peppers into strips
  • add the pepper to the frying pan

Step 4

  • wash and slice the mushrooms
  • add the mushrooms to the frying pan
  • shallow fry till golden brown

Step 5

  • add the brandy to the frying pan
  • cook off the alcohol
  • add the paprika
  • cook for a minute or two

Step 6

  • add the sour cream to the frying pan
  • cook for a minute or two
  • squeeze the lemon(s) .
  • add the lemon juice to the frying pan
  • wash and finely chop the fresh parsley
  • save half the parsley to sprinkle over the stroganoff, add the remainder to the frying pan
  • season with salt and pepper
  • cook for a minute or two

Step 7

  • warm the precooked rice by following the instructions
  • place the rice in individual serving dishes

Step 8

  • place the stroganoff on top of the rice
  • Sprinkle with parsley
  • serve immediately

Recipe Utensils

  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 fish slice
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 Garlic crusher
  • 1 large knife
  • 1 lemon squeezer

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What is Stroganoff

Stroganoff originated in Russia and was believed to be created for the influential Stroganov family. The original version was beef only and had no additional vegetables or alcohol. The dish is traditionally a beef dish with a sour cream and paprika sauce , for those of you reducing your meat intake our mushroom and red pepper stroganoff is  a delicious vegetarian alternative

how to make mushroom stroganoff

Lightly fry the onions and garlic till soft, add the sliced red peppers and then the sliced mushrooms cook till the vegetables are soft and the mushrooms lightly coloured. Add the brandy cook till the alcohol has evaporated then add the paprika. Add the sour cream, lemon and parsley allow the sauce to thicken.

Can you Freeze and reheat stroganoff?

Stroganoff is quick to cook, and the ingredients do not lend themselves well to freezing or reheating, so we recommend you cook stroganoff with fresh ingredients

Stroganoff alternatives

There a few different variations of stroganoff with the addition of different seasoning and rubs for the beef version. There are a variety of different vegetables added to stroganoff, both meat and vegetarian versions, the most common vegetables added are mushrooms and onions. What all stroganoffs have in common are the sour cream sauce

What is Stroganoff sauce

The base for stroganoff sauce is sour cream, most modern-day recipes include some form of alcohol usually brandy or white wine. The sauce is flavoured with paprika and parsley. In some countries in Latin America and Europe the sauce has a tomato and double cream base

What to eat with Stroganoff?

Stroganoff pairs well with rice, pasta or potatoes.

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