Mushroom Fried Rice

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Mushroom Fried Rice is a delicious and easy dish to make. It’s perfect for a quick and satisfying meal. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free. You can customize it to your liking by adding your favorite vegetables or protein. Give it a try!

This recipe can be made with either fresh or frozen mushrooms, making it the perfect choice for those who love mushrooms or those who are just discovering their love for these versatile fungi.

Best of all, this recipe can be prepared in just 30 minutes! So gather your ingredients and get cooking!

Rice is my weakness. Not because of how much I like or dislike it, but because of the fact that I can never cook it well. It always comes out undercooked and chewy. 

Ask me to make the appetizer, main course, and the dessert, but never ask me to cook the rice. I follow the directions exactly – I swear! But it still ends up undercooked. The rice gods are never on my side.

Or so I thought. Hence, one day, the clouds parted, and down came some perfectly cooked rice, right onto my stovetop. It was a miracle. But then, alas, it was gone, never to be seen again.

Don’t be fooled by the perfect-looking rice in this picture or in my Orange Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry. There are still plenty of bits that aren’t completely cooked. But, like any beginner cook who is trying the best she can, I’ve made my peace with that which I cannot change: my inability to cook rice.

Technically, the mushrooms in this dish are optional. I love mushrooms and I love fried rice, and I don’t know why they’re never together. Besides, fried rice is just another one of those recipes that you can add all sorts of veggies in.

If you don’t have mushrooms, why not add some asparagus or squash? This recipe is a great base for whatever you’d like to put in your fried rice. Enjoy!

What to serve with Mushroom Fried Rice

Mushroom Fried Rice is a dish that can be served as a main course or as a side dish. It is a simple dish to make, and it can be made ahead of time and reheated when you are ready to serve it.

Mushroom Fried Rice can be served with a variety of different dishes, and it pairs well with both meat and vegetarian dishes.

If you are serving Mushroom Fried Rice as a main course, you can pair it with a salad or soup. If you are serving Mushroom Fried Rice as a side dish, you can pair it with grilled chicken, shrimp, or tofu.

No matter what you serve with Mushroom Fried Rice, it is sure to be a hit with your guests!

Mushroom Fried Rice

How to make Mushroom Fried Rice

  1. In a medium saucepan, cook rice according to package directions, adding ½ tsp salt to water before adding the rice.
  2. In a large nonstick or cast iron skillet, heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms on one side, and onions, carrots, and peas on other side. Sprinkle pinch of salt & pepper on everything, and sauté about 10 minutes, until water from mushrooms evaporates and onions are translucent. Some onions will be lightly browned. Remove to a plate.
  3. Turn heat down to low. Heat remaining 1 tsp vegetable oil in skillet. In a small bowl, beat egg with the sesame oil and ¼ tsp soy sauce, then add to skillet. Scramble until fully cooked, about 1 minute. Remove to a cutting board and chop.
  4. Melt butter in skillet. Add cooked rice and remaining 3 tbsp soy sauce, then toss to coat. Add cooked vegetables and egg back into skillet and toss everything together. Add more soy sauce to taste. Serve immediately.
Yield: 2

Mushroom Fried Rice

Mushroom Fried Rice

Mushroom Fried Rice is an easy and delicious dish that can be made in just a few minutes. Rice, mushrooms, and vegetables are stir-fried together until tender and then seasoned with soy sauce and sesame oil. This simple dish is perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked rice (I used jasmine rice)
  • 1 cup uncooked rice (I used jasmine rice)
  • Kosher salt
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp & 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp & 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups chopped white mushrooms
  • 2 cups chopped white mushrooms
  • ¼ cup diced yellow onion
  • ¼ cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 tbsp diced carrot
  • 2 tbsp diced carrot
  • 2 tbsp frozen peas, thawed & dried
  • 2 tbsp frozen peas, thawed & dried
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 drops sesame oil
  • 2 drops sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp & 3 tbsp low-sodium or gluten-free soy sauce, plus more if desired*
  • ¼ tsp & 3 tbsp low-sodium or gluten-free soy sauce, plus more if desired*
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, cook rice according to package directions, adding ½ tsp salt to water before adding the rice.
  2. In a large nonstick or cast iron skillet, heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms on one side, and onions, carrots, and peas on other side. Sprinkle pinch of salt & pepper on everything, and sauté about 10 minutes, until water from mushrooms evaporates and onions are translucent. Some onions will be lightly browned. Remove to a plate.
  3. Turn heat down to low. Heat remaining 1 tsp vegetable oil in skillet. In a small bowl, beat egg with the sesame oil and ¼ tsp soy sauce, then add to skillet. Scramble until fully cooked, about 1 minute. Remove to a cutting board and chop.
  4. Melt butter in skillet. Add cooked rice and remaining 3 tbsp soy sauce, then toss to coat. Add cooked vegetables and egg back into skillet and toss everything together. Add more soy sauce to taste. Serve immediately.

Notes

I always use low-sodium soy sauce so I can control the amount of salt in the dish. It's up to you what kind you use, but if you use regular soy sauce, keep in mind that you may need to reduce the amount of salt in the rest of your dish.

Nutrition Information

Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 667Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 108mgSodium 978mgCarbohydrates 95gFiber 5gSugar 6gProtein 16g

FAQ and Tips

Fried Rice is a quick and easy dish to make, and it is a great way to use up leftover rice. Here are some tips for making Mushroom Fried Rice:

  • Be sure to cook the rice before adding it to the pan. Otherwise, it will absorb too much liquid and become mushy.
  • When adding the mushrooms, be sure to cook them until they are soft. Otherwise, they will be tough and chewy.
  • If you want a more flavorful dish, you can add soy sauce or other seasonings to taste.
  • You can also add meat or other vegetables to Mushroom Fried Rice. Chicken, shrimp, and carrots are all good options.

Can I use other types of mushrooms?

Yes, you can use any type of mushrooms that you like. Button mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, and portobello mushrooms would all work well in this recipe.

Do I have to use white rice?

No, you can use any type of rice that you like. Brown rice or basmati rice would both be delicious in this recipe.

I don’t have any vegetable oil. Can I use something else?

Yes, you can use olive oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil instead of vegetable oil.

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