Pranav Chaudhari

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vegetarian Bolognese

vegetarian Bolognese

Cook Duration 02:00
Food TypeVeg
Recipe Calories 366kcal


  • Recipe Ingredients list2 teaspoons fennel seeds   1 teaspoon crushed red pepper   2 bay leaves   1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms   1 1/2 cups warm water   3 cups fresh shiitake mushrooms   1 cup chopped onion   1 cup chopped carrots   1/2 cup chopped celery   2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil   1 (8-oz.) pkg. tempeh, crumbled   1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt   1/2 teaspoon black pepper   5 garlic cloves, minced   1 (28-oz.) can whole peeled tomatoes   1 cup whole milk   1/2 cup dry red wine   1 (2-in.) Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese rind   2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano   2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil   1 teaspoon granulated sugar   2 oz. cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated (about 1/2 cup)   1 1/2 pounds uncooked whole-wheat spaghetti   1 tablespoon unsalted butter



Toast fennel seeds, red pepper, and bay leaves in a skillet over medium for 2 minutes, stirring often, until fragrant. Cool 10 minutes. Transfer to a spice mill (or mortar and pestle); finely grind. Set aside.


Place porcini mushrooms and 1 1/2 cups warm water in a bowl; let stand 15 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup soaking liquid. Finely chop mushrooms; set aside.


Pulse shiitake mushrooms, onion, carrots, and celery in a food processor until finely chopped, 10 to 12 times.


Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium. Add tempeh; cook 5 minutes or until golden. Add shiitake mixture, salt, and pepper; cook 10 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, ground spices, and chopped porcinis; cook 5 minutes or until mixed well.


Pulse tomatoes in a food processor until finely chopped, 8 to 10 times.


Stir chopped tomatoes, milk, wine, cheese rind, oregano, basil, sugar, and reserved 1/2 cup porcini soaking liquid into tempeh mixture in Dutch oven. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour. Remove cheese rind; stir in grated cheese.


Cook spaghetti per package directions. Toss with butter to coat; serve with Bolognese; garnish with fresh basil, if desired.
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