About this recipe:A quick, very easy, very cheap and very enjoyable meal - perfect for students or anybody on a budget! I'm not even a vegetarian and I love this meal.
As fat free as can be, and tasty, too. Gnocchi can be replaced with anything you want! Measurements and ingredients are totally up to you, but this is my standard recipe, so enjoy! (I live in Japan at the moment, where there are about a million types of mushroom readily available and cheap - if you can't find the ones listed here, just substitute for another tasty veggie)
Makes three large servings or four smaller ones.
1 large bunch Broccoli (prep: chopped into small florets)
1/2 Onion (prep: diced)
1 clove Garlic (prep: diced and smushed a bit)
1/2 Small Cabbage (prep: chopped)
roughly 100g Button Mushrooms (prep: chopped)
roughly 100g Shitake Mushrooms (prep: chopped)
roughly 100g Inoki Mushrooms (prep: chopped)
roughly 100g (Frozen) Garden Peas
roughly 100g Spinach
150-200g Cottage Cheese
100g Sour Cream
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:20min › Ready in:30min
Dice half an onion and one large clove of garlic and throw it in a very large, well oiled frying pan. Fry on a low heat until onions are translucent.
Next, put in the broccoli (chopped into florets). Fry for one minute, then add the chopped cabbage. Cook these together for another minute, then add all of the chopped mushrooms.
As these veggies are cooking in the pan, prepare a small pot of salted boiling water for the gnocchi. The gnocchi will only take 2-4 minutes to cook, and will float to the top of the pan when done. (Slightly undercooking it helps here, since it will cook further with the creamy veggies for a few minutes afterwards.) When the gnocchi is done, strain and put aside for a moment.
Once the vegetables in your pan have softened a little and gained a bit of colour, you can add the sour cream and cottage cheese. Slowly combine these into he vegetables until you've got a creamy consistency.
Add peas, spinach (you can rip this or chop it how you like) and finally, add the cooked gnocchi.
Stir this round in the pan, heating everything through for about 3 minutes. Season to taste. I like quite a bit of pepper and a few generous pinches of oregano.