Shiitake Fried Rice


Shiitake Fried Rice

Shiitake is one of the meatiest mushrooms that you can use to make delicious recipes – like this fried rice!

Shiitake Fried Rice

I almost always use dried mushrooms as they are more flavorful than the fresh ones (and also because Shiitake are seasonal mushrooms where I live).

Plus they have a shelf life of up to 1 year so you can just use the shrooms whenever you want.

Shiitake Fried Rice

I recommend using soy sauce (or tamari) for that extra color and flavor.

Shiitake Fried Rice

Delicious vegan shiitake fried rice recipe.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword fried rice, shiitake mushroom rice, vegan rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 319 kcal
Author Veganbell


  • 1 tablespoon  sesame oil
  • 1/2 inch ginger chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms fresh or dried
  • 1 tablespoon  soy sauce
  • Salt + pepper + paprika to taste
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth optional (if you don't like a dry fried rice) 
  • 1.5 cups cooked rice
  • Freshly chopped parsley
  • sesame seeds toasted


  1. For dried mushrooms, add the shrooms to a bowl and add 2 cups water. Let it sit for 20 minutes. Drain and slice into pieces. Set aside.
  2. For fresh mushrooms, simply rinse and slice into pieces. Set aside.
  3. Heat a pan over low-medium heat. Add sesame oil.
  4. Once it's hot, add ginger + garlic + onion. Stir and saute until the onions are translucent. 
  5. Add the sliced mushrooms. Stir and cook for 4-5 minutes over the same low-medium heat.
  6. Add soy sauce, salt, pepper, paprika, and vegetable broth (if using). Stir and cook for 2 minutes (4-5 minutes if you're using veggie broth).
  7. Next, add the cooked rice and mix well. 
  8. Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with freshly chopped parsley + toasted sesame seeds and serve. 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  1. If you don't like a 'dry' fried rice, I suggest you add 1/4 cup veggie broth. I used a just-cooked rice while making this and didn't feel the need to add any liquid. Enjoy cooking! 🙂 
Nutrition Facts
Shiitake Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 73
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.1g 12%
Sodium 804mg 34%
Total Carbohydrates 56.1g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
Sugars 3.1g
Protein 6.3g 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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