A meatless, egg-free, quick to make rice recipe flavored with mushrooms and sesame. This flavorful, aromatic Japanese fried rice is sure to be a big hit!
This Japanese Mushroom & Sesame Fried Rice recipe is a sponsored collaboration with Mizkan and the Forward Influence Network. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
For the love of Asian Food!
Let's admit it, we all love Asian food! In that, Fried Rice is one of the more popular dishes on the menu at any take out restaurant.
Since it's loved by people all around the world, I wanted to create a simple and easy Asian style fried rice recipe that anyone can make at home!
While I often make Vegetarian Thai Chilly Fried Rice and Chinese Fried Rice, I have never tried making a Japanese style of Fried Rice before.
Well, what better time than the present to rectify this mistake, right?
Did you know?
The Japanese fried rice (a staple dish) is known as “Yakimeshi” in Japan!
A great and wholesome meal!
I am totally in love with the simplicity of this dish! Here's why!
- Made with basic ingredients available in the pantry
- Can be made with leftover rice
- Can be made in just 15 minutes
- Minimal chopping required
- It's a stir-fry style fried rice
- Authentic sauces bring out the real flavor
Here's what you need to make Japanese food
Authentic Japanese sauces! Did you know that Mizkan is the #1 Rice Vinegar Brand in Japan*?
Mizkan vinegar and sauces help bring that true Japanese taste experience right to our table, helping us create genuine Japanese dishes and experiences right in your own home.
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With zero fat and no calories, Mizkan Natural Rice Vinegar adds a lot of flavor without any guilt.
Rice vinegar can be used in place of harsher tasting vinegar varieties with flavorful results. It's so versatile that you can use it in both hot and cold dishes.
Mizkan Mirin is a Japanese staple with a tasty trio of sweet, sour, and bitter flavors while offering the perfect accent to any dish.
This sauce contributes the tangy, rich flavor and shines to dipping sauces, broths, marinades, and glazes.
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- Sesame oil
- Soy Sauce
- Scallions or spring onions
- Rice - Jasmine or long-grain
- Mizkan Natural Rice Vinegar
- Mizkan Mirin - Sweet Cooking Seasoning
This homemade recipe is as good as the Japanese fried rice Yakimeshi from Japanese restaurants or take-out stores. Let's make it at home!
Here's how to make it
- Heat sesame oil in a wok, fry minced garlic and scallions till the garlic turns golden brown.
- Add sliced mushrooms and saute on a medium to high flame till they are cooked.
- Add Mizkan Natural Rice Vinegar.
- Add Mizkan Mirin - Sweet Cooking Seasoning.
- Then add honey and soy sauce to the wok and cook for 30 seconds.
- Add the cooked rice to the wok and toss it all together.
- Add salt as needed and mix everything together again taking care that the rice and mushrooms are not mashed.
You can serve this Asian Fried Rice with some hot sauce on top if making it for adults. For children, this is already mildly spiced.
Garnish with some chopped spring onions for an extra flavor and crunch. If you have some time, prepare a quick side of Sriracha Paneer.
Top tips, recommendations, and suggestions
Keep all the ingredients ready and handy - so nothing overcooks or burns while you're searching for a particular ingredient.
Use a wok to make fried rice - vegetables cook faster in a wok. If one is not handy, then use what you normally would cook.
Cook the dish in sesame oil. It imparts a very nice, authentic flavor.
Cook on a medium to high flame - this gives the dish a nice smoky flavor that you may not be able to achieve using a low flame.
It's easy to char your dish on a high flame, so stay vigilant and keep stirring/tossing the ingredients in the wok.
Use left-over rice where possible. If using fresh rice, soak for 30 minutes before cooking it. This allows the grains to separate and not stick to each other while cooking.
Refrigerate the cooked rice for about 20 minutes to cool it down. The key to fresh rice is allowing it to cool slightly before using it.
Scallions or spring onions are a vital ingredient. Do not skip this.
Do not go overboard with adding soy sauce - use the recipe measure.
Since all the sauces contain salt, taste the fried rice first and then add salt if needed.
Some Asian favorites
- Asian Style Thai Basil Tofu Stir Fry Noodles Recipe
- One-Pot Spicy Thai Noodles
- Japanese Cucumber Salad
- Chilly Garlic Noodles
If you’ve tried this Japanese Mushroom & Sesame Fried Rice Recipe or any other recipe on the blog please let me know how it went by commenting below, I love hearing from you!
Japanese Mushroom & Sesame Rice
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