Fried Rice with Mushrooms, Bell Pepper and Green Onions

A salad of snow peas, bean sprouts, chopped peanuts and rice vinegar dressing is a good side dish.

1 1/2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup long-grain white rice
2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 large eggs, beaten to blend
8 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, caps sliced
1 large red or yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
2 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon (or more) soy sauce

Bring 1 1/2 cups water and salt to boil in medium saucepan over high heat. Mix in rice. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until rice is tender and water is absorbed, about 18 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add eggs. Cook without stirring until eggs are set and bottom is brown, lifting edge of eggs occasionally to let uncooked portion run underneath, about 3 minutes. Turn out egg pancake. Cut in half, then cut crosswise into thin strips.

Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; Sauté 4 minutes. Add pepper and ginger; Sauté 3 minutes. Add rice, egg strips, onions and 1 tablespoon soy sauce; toss. Season with salt and pepper. Serve, passing more soy sauce, if desired.

Serves 2



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Shiitake Mushrooms

SHIITAKE Mushrooms
Good source of:
  • Riboflavin and Pantothenic Acid, which aid metabolism
  • Niacin, an essential nutrient

With a rich and woodsy flavor, shiitakes work as well with seafood as with beef, lamb or pork. Great in Asian and many other ethnic cuisines. Remove and discard stems before use.