Shiitake Fried Rice

Shiitake Fried RiceI’ve been really craving Asian flavors (soy sauce, ginger, edamame, etc) so I made a huge batch of this to take to work for lunches this week. But then I got over eating it (shiitake happens) and gave the rest to a friend who is a pretty fungi! Oh man, mushroom puns. Anyway- if you’re looking for a healthier fried rice this will hit the spot.

Shiitake Fried Rice (Whole Living)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 1/2 cups brown rice
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, such as safflower
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 pound shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons minced, peeled ginger (from a 2-inch piece)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
4 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce


  • Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil; add rice. Boil until rice is al dente, 30 to 35 minutes. Drain and rinse well with cold water; drain again.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium. Add eggs; season with salt and pepper and cook until set, 1 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool; roll up and thinly slice crosswise.
  • In same skillet, heat remaining tablespoon oil over medium-high. Add mushrooms, garlic, ginger, and red-pepper flakes; season with salt. Cook, tossing frequently, until shiitakes are tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Add rice, eggs, edamame, scallions, lime juice, and soy sauce. Cook, tossing, until rice is heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.

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