Mushroom Fried Rice

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Make this delicious Chinese-style Mushroom Fried Rice recipe using a few simple ingredients in under 15 minutes.

You may like some more fried rice recipes: Thai Fried Rice, Schezwan Egg Fried Rice, Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice, Hibachi Fried Rice, and Korean Gochujang Fried Rice.

Mushroom fried rice served in a bowl.
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About Mushroom Fried Rice

This Easy Mushroom Fried Rice Recipe is a Chinese-inspired dish made using cooked rice, mushrooms, and Chinese sauces.

Fried rice with mushrooms is vegan and can be easily made gluten-free. It comes together in under 15 minutes using simple ingredients and is a great way to use leftover cooked rice.

Serve it as a main dish or side dish with Asian-style curries. It is a great dish to pack for travel or picnics. I sometimes pack it for my son’s lunchboxes.

This recipe for fried rice with mushrooms is very adaptable. You can add the sauces according to your taste preference or add more vegetables or proteins to suit your needs.

Ingredients

Cooked Rice – Make this recipe with any short-grain, non-sticky rice. Cool the rice completely before stir-frying; otherwise, it will become mushy.

Although this dish mainly uses short-grain rice, you can use long-grain rice like basmati rice.

I have used white rice to make this dish, but you can use brown rice, quinoa, or couscous.

Veggies – I have used celery, onions, green bell pepper (capsicum), green onions, and button mushrooms.

You can add any mushroom (cremini, shiitake, oyster, chestnut) or a mix of mushrooms.

You can also use dried mushrooms in place of fresh ones. Rehydrate them in hot water for 30 minutes, chop, and use in the recipe.

Although you can use canned mushrooms, too, I do not recommend them as they turn chewy sometimes.

You can add more veggies, like carrots, green beans, green peas, broccoli, corn kernels, snap peas, etc., to it.

Oil – I have used sesame oil as it adds a very authentic Asian taste to the recipe. But if you do not have it, you can use any cooking oil you prefer. Light olive oil, avocado oil, or canola oil all work fine.

Others – You will also need garlic, dark soy sauce, white vinegar, ground black pepper, and salt.

You can replace dark soy sauce with light soy sauce for a milder taste.

Since we are adding soy sauce, which is quite salty, be careful with the additional salt.

Restaurants add MSG (Ajinomoto ) to their fried rice recipes for that umami flavor. If you are not allergic to it, add ½ teaspoon to the recipe. Mushroom powder is also a great ingredient for giving that umami taste.

Replace soy sauce with tamari to make this dish gluten-free.

Add some red pepper flakes or chopped green chilies to spice the dish.

How To Make Mushroom Fried Rice

Preparation

Cook 1 cup of dry short-grain nonsticky rice and cool it for 3-4 hours. The rice must be properly cooled; otherwise, the rice might turn mushy.

If you are using freshly cooked rice and want to fasten the cooling process, spread it on a baking sheet, cover it with cling wrap, and freeze it for 15 minutes.

Prepare 8 oz (225 g) mushrooms. Ideally, mushrooms should not be washed as they absorb water while washing. Still, because we are not sure of what is sprayed on them while growing, I prefer washing them quickly to remove any dirt sticking on them and to get rid of any pesticide or chemical if it is used.

Once washed, wipe the mushroom using a kitchen towel. Now slice them into thin slices and keep them aside. If the color of the mushrooms turns a little dark, do not worry.

Chop the garlic, celery, onions, and bell peppers.

Gather the remaining ingredients.

Tip – The best fried rice is made over high heat in a light bottom wok. You need to be super quick while adding the ingredients. Otherwise, they may burn. So make sure to gather all the ingredients before you start to cook.

Fry The Rice

Heat 2 tablespoon sesame oil in a light-bottomed large wok (or a large skillet) over medium-high heat.

Oil heating in a pan.

Once the oil is hot and shimmery, add 2 teaspoon chopped garlic and 2 teaspoon chopped ginger and saute for 3-4 seconds.

Giner and garlic added to the pan.

Now add ¼ cup of chopped onions and saute for 10-15 seconds.

Onions added to the pan.

Add 2 tablespoon chopped green bell pepper and 8 oz (225 g) sliced mushrooms and fry until the mushrooms are browned, and their moisture is evaporated (1-2 minutes), stirring frequently.

Mushrooms and bell peppers added to the pan.
Sauteed mushrooms.

Add the following ingredients.

  • 2 cups of cooked and cooled rice
  • 2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Be careful while adding salt, as soy sauce is also very salty.

Rice, soy sauce, vinegar, salt and pepper added to the pan.

Mix everything well using a spatula until the rice grains are coated with the sauce.

Add 2 tablespoon chopped green onions and 1 tablespoon finely chopped celery and mix well.

Celery and green onions added to the pan.

Check for salt and sauces and add more to taste.

Garnish with chopped green onions (spring onions) and toasted sesame seeds, and serve hot.

Ready mushroom fried rice.

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Make this delicious Chinese-style Mushroom Fried Rice recipe using a few simple ingredients in under 15 minutes.
4.12 from 9 votes

Mushroom Fried Rice Recipe

Make this delicious Chinese-style Mushroom Fried Rice recipe using a few simple ingredients in under 15 minutes.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil (or any oil that your prefer)
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • ¼ cup chopped onions
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms (225 g, I used button mushrooms but you can use any variety of mushrooms)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green bell peppers
  • 2 cups cooked and cooled white rice
  • 2 teaspoons dark soy sauce (or light soy sauce, use tamari for gluten free)
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped celery
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Instructions 

  • The best fried rice is made over high heat in a light bottom wok. You must be super quick while adding the ingredients; otherwise, they may burn. So make sure to gather all the ingredients before you start to cook.
  • Heat oil in a light-bottomed large wok (or a large skillet) over medium-high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot and shimmery, add garlic and ginger and saute for 3-4 seconds.
  • Now add onions and saute for 10-15 seconds.
  • Add bell pepper and mushrooms and fry until the mushrooms are browned and their moisture is evaporated (1-2 minutes), stirring frequently.
  • Add rice, soy sauce, vinegar, black pepper, and salt. Be very careful while adding additional salt, as soy sauce is also very salty.
  • Mix everything well using a spatula until the rice grains are coated with the sauce.
  • Add green onions and celery and mix well.
  • Check for salt and sauces and add more to taste.
  • Garnish with some chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds, and serve hot.

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Notes

If you are using freshly cooked rice and want to fasten the cooling process, then spread it on a baking sheet, cover with cling wrap and freeze for 15 minutes.
Restaurants add MSG (Ajinomoto ) to their fried rice recipes for that umami flavor. If you are not allergic to it, add ½ teaspoon to the recipe. Mushroom powder is also a great ingredient to give that umami taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 318mg, Potassium: 251mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 32IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 1mg
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