This recipe ticks all the boxes. It’s great if you’re on a tight budget, costing just pennies to make. You can throw it together in around ten minutes, about the same amount of time it would take to nuke an icky microwave meal. Finally, and most importantly, it’s absolutely delicious. The mushrooms give it a satisfying meaty texture and the creamy sauce fools you into thinking you’re being really naughty, but in actual fact, it’s positively saintly.
500g mixed mushrooms, cut into thick slices
1tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, finely diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1tbsp smoked paprika
200ml lo-fat plain natural yoghurt
Rice, to serve
Flaked almonds, for garnish
Dried coriander, for garnish
Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan, then add the onions and garlic. Cook for a couple of minutes until the onions start to turn translucent. At this point, add the mushrooms and season well with salt and pepper. Once the mushrooms start to soften and release their juices, add in the paprika and plain yoghurt. Let everything simmer for around 8-10 minutes. Spoon over cooked rice and garnish with some coriander and a sprinkling of flaked almonds.