Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Shiitake Mushroom Fried Rice

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I use Shiitake Mushroom in my diet for its goodness. Shiitake mushrooms have been used medicinally by the Chinese for more than 6,000 years. Not only are Shiitake mushrooms packed with more flavor than most of the little white button mushrooms sold most commonly in supermarkets, they are also full of high quality nutrients. The woodsy, pungent flavour of this meaty shiitake is one of the more flavourful and used in many Asian dishes. However, shiitake mushrooms contain high levels of protein, potassium, niacin, B vitamins, phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium. Shiitake Mushroom is also good source of Iron, Vitamin C, and Fiber. Here are some of the health benefits of Shiitake Mushroom :


1. It invigorates your Immune System
2. It's a powerful antioxidant
3. It promotes optimum health
4. It's heart healthy-lowers cholesterol
5. It has anti-cancer property 
 
I made this with leftover rice for my lunch and it has become a flavourful and healthy meal in itself loaded with goodness of shiitake mushroom. 

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Ingredients :
Long grain rice : 1 cup, cooked
Shiitake Mushroom/any other mushroom : 250 gm.
Bell Pepper/capsicum : 1(cubed)
Bean sprouts : 1/2 cup
Spring Onions : 1 bunch
Onions : 2, medium, sliced
Garlic Cloves : 1-2, crushed
Green chillies : 1, finely chopped
Dark Soy sauce : 1 tblsp.
Chilli sauce/hot sauce : 1 tblsp.
Oil : 2 tblsp.
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste
Method : 
  • If you are making fresh cooked rice, cook until 3/4 done, do not overcook it. You can use leftover rice, too.
  • Remove and discard the mushroom stalks, then slice lengthwise. Slice bell peppers.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add sliced onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, stir fry until vegetables are soft. Then add crushed garlic, chopped green chillies, soy sauce and chilli sauce or any kind of hot sauce you are using. Lastly, add chopped spring onions and beansprouts, stir fry for 1-2 minutes. 
  • Loosen the rice grains as much as possible, add to the vegetables. Season with salt and black pepper as per your taste. Mix well everything and cook for couple of minutes. Serve hot.
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Note : Non-vegetarians, can add fried shrimps or egg omelet. I added fried shrimps in my rice.

Sending this to Radhika's Let's Cook#11~Rice
& To Simply.Food's Lets cook with Leftovers


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19 comments:

  1. with Shitake Mushroom and bean sprouts it makes a complete yummy meal..

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  2. Yes, kalpana, me too love it and make this very often

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  3. mushrrom fried rice looks yummy...

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  4. Very healthy one pot meal. First time hearing about this variety of mushrooms. thanks for sharing the recipe and linking it to the event.

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  5. Delicious fried rice,i love this mushroom...will try next time...

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  6. i do mushroom pulav..bt never did fried rice..looks tasty n yummy..

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  7. They look delicious..Totally YUMMY

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  8. Delicious and lovely looking mushroom fried rice. Wonderfully prepared.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Super flavourful one pot meal,simply inviting..

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  10. Didn't know shiitake mushrooms had so many health benefits.
    I love fried rice. Will try this one.

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  11. wow i luv mushrooms in place of meat sometimes it work perfect

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  12. flavourful combination in the rice
    hope you can join the tea time snack event

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  13. Thanks to all, for your sweet comments

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  14. Wonderful recipe, loved your bright lit clicks :)

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  15. looks inviting and delicious..

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  16. This is a great dish, I find that leftover rice is better purly because to make the best fried rice the rice has to be completly cold.

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