Fried Rice with Shiitake Mushrooms

fried rice

Fried rice is my favorite Chinese takeout food. Its very delicious, but can be full of unwanted fat and calories from your local Chinese restaurant. Making this popular takeout dish at home can ensure the quality of ingredients and save you on some unwanted fat grams. I love to make this dish as our supper. It is full of vegetables, and since it uses eggs as the meat, is very economical. You can make it even more economical by using simple button mushrooms. Simply use your leftover white rice, or make some fresh rice for this dish. I usually never have leftover white rice, so I always make the white rice the same day. After I cook the rice, I spread it on a cookie sheet, so that it cools very quickly and dries a little. Leftover white rice is always a little dry, so I wanted to try and mimic that effect. To make this dish extra special, add some peeled, deveined, cooked shrimp at the end for tasty shrimp fried rice. For the popular pork fried rice, add diced ham before the vegetables, and cook the ham along with everything else so that the ham flavor is incorporated into the whole dish.

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Yield: Serves 4

Fried Rice with Shiitake Mushrooms

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2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1/2 sweet onion
1/2 green pepper, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
2 stalks celery with leaves
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/2 lb fresh snow peas
3 stalks green onion, sliced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 cups cooked rice


Preheat large skillet or wok. Add 1 teaspoon of soy sauce to the beaten eggs. Add one teaspoon sesame oil to the preheated wok, and scramble eggs until set. Remove from wok and set aside.

Add the tablespoon each of sesame oil and olive oil to wok. Add onions, green and red peppers, snow peas, and celery to wok. Stir fry for 1 minute. Add mushrooms and stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes longer.

Add cooked rice and carrots. Sprinkle in the 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Add more olive oil if necessary. Cook the rice for about 5 minutes, until heated through.

Add cooked eggs and green onions, and cook for 1 minute more before serving.

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  8 Responses to “Fried Rice with Shiitake Mushrooms”

  1. Joanne — February 3, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

    I love learning how to make at-home versions of take out foods. Then I get the meal I love without gaining twenty pounds and clogging my arteries.

    This looks delicious! Way better than take-out.

  2. Juliana — February 3, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

    I love fried rice and I bet you that the shiitake mushroom in it makes the rice really very aromatic…

  3. Drick — February 3, 2010 @ 9:01 pm

    yes, I too love fried rice, esp with meat … this version is awesome – lots of good stuff

  4. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie — February 3, 2010 @ 11:52 pm

    Fried rice sounds so good with shiitake mushrooms!

  5. redkathy — February 4, 2010 @ 1:35 am

    Yummy fried rice friend! Making take out is the way to go, for your health and wallet. But watch out cause your family may never go back. That’s what happened to me. Shrimp fried rice is my favorites, I’d like to try this soon. Will have to make it on hubby’s cheat night 🙂

  6. Divina — February 5, 2010 @ 8:13 am

    I always feel lethargic after eating fried rice from the restaurant. It must be the quality and quantity of the oil, like you’ve said. Your fried rice is a healthy one with lots of veggies.

  7. Cora Reed — September 8, 2011 @ 1:37 am

    I can't express how good this was.  Serves 6ish though, more if you serve with hot and sour soup.

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