Porcini Mushroom Gravy


Dried porcini mushrooms give a wonderful savory flavor to this hearty gravy. Serve it with your favorite vegetables or Dr. Fuhrman’s Thanksgiving Non-Meat Loaf.

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1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms or Dr. Fuhrman's Forest Mushroom Blend
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon coconut aminos
1 tablespoon Dr. Fuhrman's VegiZest or other no salt seasoning, adjusted to taste
1 cup water
1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/8 teaspoon dried sage
1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Soak dried porcini mushrooms in 1 cup very hot water until soft, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain mushrooms, chop finely and reserve soaking water.

Heat 1/8 cup water in a medium saucepan, add onion, garlic and mushrooms, cover and cook over low heat until onions are soft. Add the flour, nutritional yeast, Braggs, and VegiZest. Gradually add 1 cup water along with the mushroom soaking water, stirring constantly. While stirring, bring the gravy to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until thickened. Add vinegar, sage and black pepper.

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Serves 6

Per Serving:

Calories 53
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrates 10 g
Sugars 2 g
Total Fat 0.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 30 mg
Fiber 1.9 g
Beta-Carotene 1 ug
Vitamin C 3 mg
Calcium 22 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Folate 18 ug
Magnesium 20 mg
Potassium 154 mg
Zinc 1.1 mg
Selenium 7.4 ug

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11/21/2014 08:35 PM

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what is braggs liquid aminos? Where do I get it?

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05/17/2022 09:07 AM

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Many co-ops and healthfood stores stock it.  Its an interesting product line, essential for the nutritarian cooking.  If you don't see it request it in writing from all the stores you shop or potentially would shop.  

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08/22/2022 11:31 AM

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Bragg liquid aminos are now off-limits as they are high in sodium.  I'm not sure why they were ever allowed.  Coconut aminos have replaced Bragg liquid aminos--they have 1/3 of the sodium.

This reply was last edited on 08/22/2022 12:34 PM


11/21/2014 10:27 PM

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You can find Bragg's at just about any grocery store, but you may have to ask management where to find it. I find it at Kroger, Publix, etc.


11/23/2014 04:05 AM

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Braggs is like a soy sauce and it contains beneficial amino acids. It is readily available in most large grocery chains.


11/24/2014 03:21 PM

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I hate flour gravy of any kind, so im going to use corn starch in mine so it won't get lumpy or taste like I put a loaf of bread in it.

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05/17/2022 09:18 AM

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I am going to experiment with coconut flour maybe almond.  Even two tablespoons of empty calories is too much.  I tossed all the non whole flour when I started this. I am thinking of sending the whole thing through the vita mix and freezeing it cubes.  A staple like garlic butter, but in the fridge

.  The porcini's are pungent and expensive so it seems the way to go. Gotta make that dollar hollar.


11/15/2015 07:27 PM

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This is an excellent gravy. I have been making something very similar. The only difference is the balsamic vinegar. This was a first for me but still very good. I will serve it with a bean loaf and some steamed greens.


07/18/2017 12:07 PM

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This recipe is awesome!  I made the recipe as posted with the exception that I used cornstarch instead of flour.  This gravy tastes amazing, and I will definitely be making this again.  I used the gravy over some wild rice.  YUM!  Five stars!! 

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05/17/2022 09:19 AM

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Dr. Fuhrman does not reccomend rice.  But if you have to use some up, be sure and soak first and rince three times to remove the POP's.

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11/04/2022 12:36 AM

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Not true that Dr. Fuhrman doesn't recommend wild rice.  Of course white rice is off-limits, and recently brown rice due to its arsenic content, but wild rice is fine.  Splitting hairs, wild rice is not a grain, it is a seed.


11/16/2018 01:44 PM

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I'm wondering if Crimini mushrooms can be used instead? This looks great. I'm really looking to impress my family this Thanksgiving with Nutritarian recipes. They'll never know :) Thanks in advance.

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11/30/2018 05:15 PM

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Cremini mushrooms are fine in their own right, but they don’t have the same rich,deep flavor that dried porcini bring to the table!  When you use the porcini water be careful not to add the sediment that has collected at the bottom during the soak.  You will appreciate choosing the porcini!!!

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05/17/2022 09:09 AM

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If you have a mushroom festival within driving distance go!  You can easily grow your own now with kits. And if you buy a large amount on a day trip you can dry at home and savor them for months. A designated machine is best but you can use a toaster oven, a screen in the sun, or your regular oven.


04/22/2020 06:22 PM

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Made this tonight and it's very delicious and easy to make!