Shiitake “Fried” Rice

29 Jan

This is a recipe adaptation from one I found on A nice, healthy side dish.

Time: 25 minutes            Serves: 4


  • 1 cup basmati rice (may use brown rice)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3.5 oz. shiitake mushrooms, stems removed & sliced thin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or grated
  • crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed if possible
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 scallions, green & white parts sliced thin

How to make it

  • Cook rice according to directions on package (I used 1tbsp butter with mine).
  • Spray medium skillet & heat over medium. Add egg, season with salt and pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes, until set. Flip and cook for about another minute. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool. Once cool, roll up and slice in thin strips.
  • Add oil to skillet. Once heated, add mushrooms and cook for 2-4 minutes until tender – stirring often. Add garlic and red pepper flakes, salt & cook for another minute. Then, add cooked egg, rice, soy sauce and lime juice. Mix thoroughly. If rice has cooled since cooking, make sure heated thoroughly. Top with scallions & serve.

*Note: I served this with my Asian-Spiced Chicken & More.

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