Learn how to make Mushroom Fried Rice – an easy Indian Chinese recipe with fresh mushrooms.
Mushrooms are a favourite at home, that shouldn’t be a secret to you guys if you’ve been reading me long enough. I prepare fried rice quite regularly too but this is the first time I’d combined mushrooms and fried rice to make this delicious dish. I paired it with chilli paneer with gravy and it was a fabulous meal.
As with most of my cooking, you don’t need a lot of ingredients to make fried rice, but the ones that I use are mostly mandatory for you to get the right flavour. One of them is celery and I recommend not making fried rice unless you have some in hand to throw in. I also find that using basmati rice gives mushroom fried rice a more Indian flavour – which we enjoy.
It’s winter in Sydney and I find myself adding a touch more heat to my dishes, chilli flakes in the case of this fried rice. I’m also spending less time chopping and preparing vegetables – it’s just too cold to be handling chilled vegetables from the refrigerator and washing them, preparing them, etc. Mushrooms are the easiest to chop up and this fried rice needs very little else. You can, of course, thrown in some chopped vegetables like carrots and beans but I preferred to keep it clean and mushroom-heavy this time around.
If you love fried rice, check out my egg fried rice recipe, veg fried rice, and the popular chicken fried rice recipe. Fried rice goes great with most Indian-Chinese side dishes. You may also wish to try this mushroom biryani recipe.
MUSHROOM FRIED RICE RECIPE
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
2 cups of cooked (or leftover) basmati rice
1 cup of finely chopped mushrooms (I used white button mushrooms + some shiitake mushrooms)
1/2 cup of chopped onions
1 tsp of minced garlic
1/2 tsp of grated ginger
1/2 tsp of red chilli flakes (optional)
2 tbsp of chopped celery
1 tsp black or white pepper powder
2 stalks of spring onions, chopped
1.5 tsp soya sauce
2 tbsp oil
1. Heat oil in a pan and add the onions. Cook until they turn translucent. Then add the ginger and garlic and saute for a minute until fragrant.
2. Turn heat to high and add the soya sauce.
3. Cook for 10 seconds and then add the mushrooms and celery. Continue to stir-fry on high heat until the mushrooms shrivel and turn softer.
4. Now add the chilli flakes and salt. Mix well.
5. Add cooked rice to this along with the chopped spring onions and pepper powder. Mix well and do a taste test to see if the pepper flavour is coming through. If not, add more.
1. Make sure to cook rice just enough so that the grains remain separate. I’ve shared how I do it in my how to prepare rice for fried rice post
2. Add any other vegetable you’d like. Some green peas wouldn’t be a bad idea
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