helping chris cook: five minute shiitake rice

in this installment of "helping chris cook" we'll be making five minute shiitake rice. once you actually get things set it doesn't take much more than 5 minutes, but that's after prep. [just a little disclaimer *wink*]

this recipe comes from the same book as last week's - the trader joe's cookbook.


five-minute shiitake fried rice


1 pouch frozen organic jasmine rice, OR 2 cups cooked rice
[you can even use minute rice. if you're getting frozen rice make sure it's fully cooked frozen rice that you can heat up quickly in the microwave.]
1 tbsp olive oil
5-6 shiitake mushrooms, sliced [i tend to take the stems off, and use more than 6]
1 1/2 cups frozen mixed veggies [ours had corn, peas, green beans, and carrots]
2 tbsp soyaki [you can substitute tamari, or soy sauce if you can't find tamari either]
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
2 green onions, chopped

1. gather your ingredients
2. slice the mushrooms and chop the onions - both the white and green parts, set aside.

3. heat or cook the rice according to the instructions. ours just went in the microwave for 3 minutes.
4. heat the olive oil in a sauté pan or wok over high heat and sauté mushrooms and frozen veggies [no need to thaw] for 2 minutes, until mushrooms soften.

5. remove pan from heat and add soyaki [tamari], rice vinegar, and sesame oil. stir until well mixed.

6. add rice and stir to combine. again, stir until well mixed.

7. serve immediately, topped with the green onions.

makes 2 servings - for not super-hungry americans. if you're making this to serve two, and not preparing anything else, double the recipe.
{trust me}

it was so good i ate all of mine, and then stole a few bites from peter!



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