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Creamy Vegan Mushroom and Rice Soup

A bowl of creamy vegan mushroom and rice soup is displayed in a wooden bowl on top of a white polka dot plate. A silver spoon sits to the right of the wooden soup bowl. To the top left is a wooden plate with thyme and a wooden pinch bowl of sea salt. To the bottom left is a piece of crusty bread.
Creamy mushroom and rice soup to warm those cold winter days!

Welcome January 2022! Although we may be in the midst of yet another cold Ontario winter, root vegetables and comfort foods take on centre stage. Serve up more carrots, mushrooms, red onions, beets, garlic, leeks, and potatoes this cold January month as these vegetables are in season!

An infographic of January What's in Season is displayed in the middle of the photo. Around the title includes in season vegetables like red onion, mushrooms, carrots, beets, potatoes, garlic, and leeks.

To help get you started on more seasonal cooking, check out this delicious, hearty mushroom and rice soup, which stars mushrooms, carrots, garlic, and onion.

An infographic displays January What's in Season Feature Food. In the middle is a picture of two white button mushrooms with "mushrooms" titled under it.

Did you know??

  • Mushrooms grow all year round in Canada, making them super accessible and convenient for any soup, salad, chilli, or casserole. (1)

  • Mushrooms are the only vegetable that naturally contains vitamin D! Some studies have demonstrated that if exposed to ultraviolent light pre-harvest or post-harvest, vitamin D levels can significantly increase. (2)

  • For ultimate freshness, store mushrooms in a brown paper bag in the fridge.

  • Mushrooms are loaded with B vitamins, minerals, fibre, and antioxidants. (1)


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