Mushroom Leek Gravy

A rainbow of colourful vegetables provide the perfect crunch, in-between bites of creamy mushroom leek gravy covered brown rice.

Mushroom Leek Gravy

Leeks are a new-to-me vegetable. I tend to not eat many onion-family vegetables, usually only stepping into the territory with the occasional green onion. But since signing up for an organic veggie box delivery every two weeks, I decided to give them a try.

Mushroom Leek Gravy

I decided to explore. Create something new.

I had some brown rice, and steamed veggies, and wanted something a little more rich and creamy. Something with a bit of comfort factor. And it needed to take less than 20 minutes to make, because I was hungry.

Mushroom Leek Gravy

Mushroom Leek Gravy


  • 1/2 pound mushrooms of your choice, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 leeks (washed, bottom beard cut off, and sliced into thin rings)
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 Tbsp tamari
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 1.5 Tablespoons arrowroot powder (or kuzu)


  1. Add 2tsp sesame oil to pan, and heat to medium-high.
  2. When the pan sizzles, add in the leeks, and let saute for about 5 minutes until browned.
  3. Stir in the mushrooms, and the thyme.
  4. Place a lid on top, and let saute for about 8 minutes. Checking every few minutes, adding a bit of water if sticking.
  5. Add in the tamari, and let cook about a minute.
  6. Pour in 1.5 cups water.
  7. Dilute the arrowroot in a bit of cold water, stirring out any lumps. Add to pan.
  8. Let cook another 5 minutes or so, stirring frequently until gravy is thickened.
  9. Add in the 1 tsp toasted sesame oil for flavour.
  10. Serve over top brown rice and steamed veggies (recommended vegs: broccoli, carrots, daikon).
Mushroom Leek Gravy
Mushroom Leek Gravy


To steam veggies;

Place daikon and carrot chunks in an inch of water in a pot. Add a teeny pinch of salt. Bring to boil with lid on. Add in broccoli. Let cook for about 2-3 minutes. That's it!

Brown Rice:

If you need to know how to make brown rice, check out

this post for boiling method,


this post for pressure cooking


Mushroom Leek Gravy

Lucky me---my veggie box is coming this week. This one is definitely a repeat :)