Veggie red pepper and mushroom stroganoff served with white rice

Mushroom Stroganoff Recipe

20 Minutes
Serves: 2

An easy homemade vegetarian red pepper and mushroom stroganoff made with chestnut mushrooms and red peppers cooked in garlic, brandy and paprika and served with white rice and a sprinkle of 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

How to make veggie 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 and caramelised. Add the brandy and cook till the alcohol has evaporated then add the paprika. Add the sour cream, lemon and parsley allow the sauce to thicken. Serve on a bed of white rice

What makes our homemade mushroom stroganoff the best

Mushrooms and red peppers are a great combination, we have added peppers to our recipe as this adds a freshness to the dish that cuts through the creamy sauce. The main seasoning for this dish is paprika, a pepper based spice, so is complimented ideally by the red peppers added to the dish. 

Pepper and mushroom stroganoff for dinner tonight

This dish is perfect as an autumn or winter dish due the richness of the sauce, it is an extremely quick to cook making it the ideal dinner for those busy nights. Mushrooms are low cost and have a delicious meaty taste so are perfect replacement for meat, to maximise the taste make sure that you caramelise them sufficiently,  if you are cooking for a number of people cook them in batches to get the best flavour. We serve our stroganoff with white rice, pasta or potatoes. particularly mash potato. If your not a fan of red peppers you can miss these out and just cook the dish with mushrooms. If you dont have any mushrooms or you fancy a change try making the dish using a mixture of mediterranean vegetables such as aubergines, courgettes, peppers and onions, any combination of these vegetables will make a delicious stroganoff.

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. The base of the 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

Can you Freeze and reheat mushroom stroganoff?

This dish is quick to cook, and the ingredients do not lend themselves well to freezing or reheating, so we recommend you cook this recipe with fresh ingredients

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