Friday, December 14, 2012

Shiitake Fried Rice

I've made a Chinese fried rice recipe from Martha Stewart. I've used the leftover plain basmati rice which I cooked from my previous post here, well, I have cooked more rice as I've already plan to have the leftovers for this fried rice. I have been out the whole day, and came back late in the evening, since there are only the two of us, hubby and me, I've cooked this simple Shiitake Fried Rice, which is meat-free, and suitable for vegetarians. 

Very simple and easy.  At first it was a little bland, but a seasoning of salt to taste and lots of white pepper powder really makes a difference. Told my hubby that we are having vegetarian fried rice tonight, no meat! After a couple of spoonfuls, he says that it is very nice!  We like the crunch of the snow peas!

Simple and healthy!

I'm linking this post to Cook Like A Star, where the featured chef for this month is Martha Stewart, an event organized by Zoe of Bake from Happy Kids and co-hosted together with Baby Sumo from Eat Your Heart Out and Riceball from Riceball Eats.

I'm also sharing this with :
Recipe Box hosted by Bizzy Bakes
Full Plate Thursday hosted by Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Shiitake Fried Rice
(source from
1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large eggs, lighly beaten
1 small onion, chopped
2 carrots, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced diagonally
10 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, caps thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
6 ounces snow peas, strings removed and halved crosswise
2 cups cooked basmati rice
2 to 3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, warm 1 teaspoon oil. Add eggs; swirl to coat bottom of pan. Cook until set, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board. When cool enough to handle, thinly slice.
  2. Add remaining oil and onion to pan, cook, stirring, until translucent, 2 to 4 minutes. Add carrots, cook, stirring until they begin to brown, 4 to 6 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms, cook, stirring until tender, 2 to 5 minutes. Add garlic, ginger and snow peas, cook, stirring, until snow peas are vibrant green, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add rice, soy sauce, and vinegar, toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Fold in sliced egg.
(I browned the garlic and the onions first)


  1. Yum! Love those shitake mushrooms with rice like this :-D

  2. I can smell the yummy fried rice all the way from here. I would certainly enjoy this very much!

  3. Can't go wrong with fried rice! The shitake mushrooms make a good substitute for meat and I love the snowpeas in there :)

  4. I love rice and I have soft spot on fried rice. Your shitake mushroom fried rice looks delicious and healthy!

  5. Hi Joyce! I love shiitake mushrooms and their meaty texture. This is such a quick and healthy dish!

  6. I love shiitake mushrooms. This is certainly worth a try.

  7. I like the woody scent from shiitake mushrooms. So I am almost sure this dish is something I'll love. Love the addition is sweet snow peas, yummy! :))

  8. This really sounds delicious and your photos of the rice are wonderful. You've made me hungry. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

  9. this is so good, my girl who loves mushroom will enjoy this
    but not my 'only like meat' boy LOL

  10. I love fried rice any way it's prepared. Great idea using shiitakes!

  11. OH !this is my favorite mushrooms & love this vegetarian dish! Looks delicious & very healthy indeed! I love this kind of dish once a week. YUM! :)

  12. Joyce , your fried rice looks really good ! Very appetizing and healthy one-dish meal :)

  13. Love fried rice for lunch, simple and delicious!

  14. I love stir-fried rice dishes and can have it every day!

  15. I love shiitakes! This looks delicious to me.

  16. oh, how we love our fried rice tho i've never tried adding rice vinegar but luv it with lots of onion and some ginger! Mushroom is a good ingredient for fried rice if on vegetarian, adds flavour!

  17. Hi Joyce,

    I realised too that most non-Asian celebrity cooks like to explore cook Asian cuisine nowadays and I'm surprised that their recipes can be really good. We love fried rice too... with shitake... yum!


  18. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

  19. Looks simple and nice!

    Merry Christmas, Joyce!

  20. What a great looking recipe! I love making fried rice, especially with mushrooms - they add so much flavour. Bookmarking this one for later, thank you for sharing!