Rice with Shiitake Mushrooms and Sprouts

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
This steamed stove-top rice dish comes together quickly. It's simply flavored with dried shiitake mushrooms and sprouts. The rice is cooked in the shiitake soaking liquid, and is finished with a flavorful soy sauce mixture that gets drizzled over the top. The versatility and ease of combining all ingredients at once and cooking makes this side an easy go-to weeknight dish.


  1. Soak 6 dried shiitake mushrooms in 2 cups boiling water, 30 minutes. Drain, reserving the liquid. Slice the mushroom caps (discard the stems). Bring 1 1/2 cups rinsed sushi rice, the mushrooms and soaking liquid and 1 cup soybean sprouts to a boil in a saucepan; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Top with 1/4 cup soy sauce mixed with 1 tablespoon sesame oil and 1 teaspoon each fish sauce, gochugaru, sugar and minced garlic. Sprinkle with sliced scallions and toasted sesame seeds.