Sunday, 20 April 2014

Mushroom Fried Rice

Fried rice with loads of fresh mushroom, easy to make and tastes delicious. Ginger and garlic fried in sesame seed oil makes this rice very flavourful. This is quite filling rice that can be made quickly on a week night dinner and you get the satisfaction of feeding your family a healthy meal.


  • 2 Cups Long Grain Rice ( I used Basmati Rice) + 5 Cups Warter + 1 Teaspoon Oil
  • 500 Grams Fresh Mushroom
  • 1 Inch long Ginger chopped Finely
  • 6 Garlic Cloved chopped finely
  • 1 Tablespoon Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Seed Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly Ground Pepper to taste
  • Fresh Green Onions chopped finely for garnish 


1. Prepare Steamed Rice : Soak rice in tap water for 10 minutes. In a large pot, heat about 5 Cups of water. Add 1 Teaspoon Salt to the water and bring it to boil
2. Drain water completely from the soaked rice. Add rice to the boiling water in the pot. Reduce the flame to medium and cook for 10 minutes
3. Using a slotted spoon, take few grains of rice and check if the rice is cooked to al dente. Take a rice grain and pinch in using your thumb and fore finger. It should feel hard at the center of the grain , while the ends should feel like cooked. At this stage, the rice is perfect for making fried rice. Do not overcook

4. Drain water immediately using a colander. Add 1 Teaspoon oil to the rice and toss it gently. Adding oil to the steamed rice , helps in retaining rice grains separately without sticking to each other


5. Clean Mushroom and slice them. Best way to clean mushrooms is using a wet sponge and kitchen towel. Wipe the mushrooms gently using a wet sponge and then clean it with a paper towel / kitchen towel. I do not wash mushrooms, washing makes it soggy and they loose flavour


6. In a large skillet or pan, heat sesame seed oil. When the oil is hot, add
 ginger and garlic. Keep the flame High

7. Add mushrooms and 1/4 Teaspoon Salt and fry on high flame for 2 minutes


8. Add Soy Sauce and 1/4 Cup water and bring to boil


9. Add steamed rice to the pan and mix / toss gently


10. Check for salt and add more if required. Add ground pepper to taste

11. Garnish with green onions and serve hot with a Gravy




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