Dried mushrooms have an intense flavor that is perfect in backpacking meals – it is very concentrated and adds a depth you don’t get other ways. While finding dried mushrooms has become easier in the past decade (thank you internet), many dried mushrooms take a while to rehydrate. An easy solution? Mushroom powder: finely ground, it rehydrates nearly instantly.
Whole Earth Harvest sent us a sampler of organic shiitake, porcini and maitake mushrooms recently. While 1 ounce may not seem like much, trust me it is! You only need a pinch for the flavor.
One of my favorite go-to recipes is our Cream of Mushroom Soup Mix, that is a great customizable mix you can use in many recipes. Make a batch – and stash it in your pantry. You will use it for trail and at home equally (and you’ll never feel inclined to buy a can of gloopy cream of soup again…..)
PS: Try it in one of my fave recipes: Trashy ‘Shroom Rice.
Dry Cream of Mushroom Soup Mix
- 1 cup dry milk
- 6 Tbsp cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp dried powdered shiitake mushrooms
- 2 Tbsp veggie broth mix
- 1 Tbsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried onion powder
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- ½ tsp dried basil
- ½ tsp fine sea salt
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
Mix dry ingredients together.
Makes about 20 Tablespoons, or 4 batches worth. Store in an airtight container, such as a mason jar, shake well before using.
To make soup:
Add 5 Tablespoons dry mix to 1 cup water, heat over low till thickened, whisking preferably, constantly.
FTC Disclaimer: We received complimentary product used in this recipe and review.