Shiitake Fried Rice
Shiitake is one of the meatiest mushrooms that you can use to make delicious recipes – like this 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.
I recommend using soy sauce (or tamari) for that extra color and flavor.
Shiitake Fried Rice
Yield 2 cups
Delicious vegan shiitake fried rice recipe.
- 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
- Toasted sesame seeds
- 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.
- For fresh mushrooms, simply rinse and slice into pieces. Set aside.
- Heat a pan over low-medium heat. Add sesame oil.
- Once it's hot, add ginger + garlic + onion. Stir and saute until the onions are translucent.
- Add the sliced mushrooms. Stir and cook for 4-5 minutes over the same low-medium heat.
- 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).
- Next, add the cooked rice and mix well.
- Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with freshly chopped parsley + toasted sesame seeds and serve.
- 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! 🙂
Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8.1 g
Sodium 804 mg
Total Carbohydrates 56.1 g
Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
Sugars 3.1 g
Protein 6.3 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.