Butter Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions

Discover the joy of my Butter Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions recipe! A lightning-fast Japanese-inspired side dish bursting with umami delight. In just under 5 minutes, you’ll whip up a creamy, savory sensation as mushrooms and onions dance in zesty, sweet soy sauce. Elevate your meals with this easy, flavor-packed gem!

Sautéed mushrooms and onions topped with fresh chopped scallions being pick up with a fork.

Why I Love This Recipe

What I love about my Butter Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions recipe is its sheer simplicity, incredible flavor and versatility to fit with any meal! It’s a speedy dish of butter-sautéed mushrooms and onions drenched in a luscious Japanese-style sauce, the same cooking methods used in my proven and well received Garlic Butter Vegetable Stir Fry and Bean Sprouts and Pork Stir Fry dishes!

The umami-rich mushrooms are the stars here just like my Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms dish and they bring a delightful depth of flavor that pairs perfectly with Asian-inspired dishes. If you’re in search of a quick, delectable side that harmonizes with your favorite Asian meals, this is it. Get ready to savor the creamy, buttery goodness with a zesty soy sauce twist!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Mushrooms – sliced common white button mushrooms. Cal also use cremini, baby bella mushrooms or fresh shiitake mushrooms.
  • Onions – sliced brown or yellow onions.
  • Neutral Oil no taste or flavor with high cooking temperature. Some choices are sunflower oil, peanut oil, sallower oil, vegetable oil, and canola oil.
  • Butter – salted or unsalted butter will both work.
  • Soy Sauce – low-sodium Soy Sauce preferred. Can also use tamari for gluten-free.
  • Lemon Juice – freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.
  • Green Onion freshly chopped green onions scallions.

Sliced onions and mushrooms on a cutting board to be used for a sautéed mushrooms and onions recipe.

Directions

☑ Before Getting Started

To ensure the best results, use a spacious Wok or Deep Skillet so the ingredients have plenty of room to cook.

Step 1 Combine soy sauce, lemon juice, and sweetener in a mixing bowl.

Citrus soy sauce in a bowl.

Step 2 Heat oil in a large skillet or wok. Once the oil is hot, add sliced onions and cook until fragrant.

Sliced onions in a wok.

Step 3 Stir in the sliced mushrooms and cook for about a minute until they slightly soften.

Mushroom in a wok.

Step 4 Incorporate butter into the pan and cook until a brown glaze forms on the mushrooms.

Sautéed mushrooms and onions in a wok.

🧂 Flavoring Pro Tip

To boost the flavors, add a touch of Black Pepper or Sliced Garlic.

Step 5 Transfer the cooked mushrooms and onions to a plate, drizzle the sauce from the mixing bowl on top, and garnish with chopped green onions for a flavorful finishing touch.

Sautéed mushrooms and onions cooked with butter served on a plate.

🌿 Garnishing Pro Tip

Garnish with chopped Green Onions for a flavorful finishing touch.

🍽️ Serving Note

We recommend to serve this dish while it’s Hot. Be sure to drizzle the sauce on just before serving for the best taste.

Pairing Recommendations

This side dish complements various Asian-style mains such as Beef Kushiyaki, Chicken Sesame Oil Stir Fry, and Beef Tataki Steak. You can also pair it with a bowl of Japanese Mushroom Soup or a simple bowl of rice for a complete meal experience.

Sautéed mushrooms and onions topped with fresh chopped scallions in a skillet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

While it's best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the sauce and chop the ingredients in advance to save time. However, we recommend sautéing the mushrooms and onions just before serving for optimal flavor and texture.

Can I freeze this dish?

Due to the nature of mushrooms, we don't recommend freezing this dish as it can affect the texture. It's best enjoyed when freshly prepared.

Is this recipe suitable for vegetarians or vegans?

Yes, this recipe is vegetarian-friendly. To make it vegan, simply substitute the butter with a plant-based alternative like vegan margarine.

 

Sautéed mushrooms and onions topped with fresh chopped scallions served in a bowl, side angle.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for 3-5 days.

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Sautéed mushrooms and onions topped with fresh chopped scallions served in a bowl, top angle.

Butter Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions

For a delightful dish, try my sautéed mushrooms and onions recipe. It's a flavorful Asian-inspired side that's quick to make!
5 from 4 votes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: sauteed mushrooms and onions
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 131kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients to make sautéed mushrooms and onions on the counter top.
  • Clean and slice mushrooms and onions, and chop green onions.
    Sliced mushrooms, onions and green onions on the cutting board.
  • Combine soy sauce, lemon juice and sweetener in a small mixing bowl.
    Citrus soy sauce in a bowl.
  • Add cooking oil to a large frying pan or wok. Once the oil is up to temperature, adjust the temperature to medium, add in sliced onions and cook until fragrant, about 20-30 seconds.
    Sliced onions in a wok.
  • Add mushrooms and cook for 1 minute until slightly softened.
    Mushroom in a wok.
  • Add butter and cook mushrooms until a brown glaze forms, about 1 minute. Transfer to a serving plate, pour the sauce from step 3) on top, and garnish with chopped green onions.
    Sautéed mushrooms and onions cooked with butter served on a plate.

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 13mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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