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Japanese Mushroom & Sesame Rice

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!
Course Main Course, rice, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Japanese, oriental
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 440.93kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 cup Scallions or spring onions chopped
  • 8-10 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 cup Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tbsp Mizkan Natural Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Mizkan Mirin - Sweet Cooking Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 cups Rice Jasmine or long-grain
  • Salt as needed

Instructions

  • Heat the sesame oil in a wok. Saute the minced garlic and scallions till the garlic turns golden brown.
  • Add sliced mushrooms and saute on a medium to high flame until they are cooked.
  • Add the Mizkan Natural Rice Vinegar.
  • Add the Mizkan Mirin - Sweet Cooking Seasoning.
  • Now add the honey and soy sauce and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the cooked rice and lightly toss everything together.
  • Add salt as needed and mix together well taking care not to crush the rice or mushrooms.

Notes

  • 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 to 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. 
  • Scallions or spring onions is a vital ingredient. Do not skip this.
  • Do not go overboard with adding soy sauce - use the recipe measure.
  • Add the Mizkan authentic sauces to bring out the real flavor of the dish.
  • Feel free to add more veggies like chopped bell pepper, carrots and/or cabbage to this dish.

Nutrition

Calories: 440.93kcal | Carbohydrates: 83.05g | Protein: 8.51g | Fat: 7.77g | Saturated Fat: 1.19g | Sodium: 178.8mg | Potassium: 275.75mg | Fiber: 2.22g | Sugar: 5.6g | Vitamin A: 249.25IU | Vitamin C: 7.08mg | Calcium: 54.76mg | Iron: 1.41mg