Description: Food Network Kitchen's Shiitake Mushroom Adobo.
Recipe courtesy of Richmond Flores for Food Network Kitchen

Shiitake Mushroom Adobo

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min (includes steeping time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Adobo is a Filipino household staple usually made with chicken or pork. This vegetarian version swaps in dried shiitake mushrooms, which give it a meaty texture and deep satisfying flavor. Dried shiitakes also make it a pantry meal that can be prepared in just about an hour. Use organic sugar or agave nectar to make it vegan.



  1. Bring 1 quart of water to a boil. Place the dried shiitake In a medium heatproof bowl and pour the boiling water over to rehydrate the mushrooms. Cover with a plate to retain heat and steep the mushrooms for about 15 minutes. Drain the mushrooms, squeezing out and reserving any excess liquid in a separate bowl. Set the mushrooms aside until cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes. Remove each mushroom stem from its cap and discard the stems.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and onion, lower the heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until softened, about 6 minutes. Add the mushrooms and reserved liquid, soy sauce, sugar or agave nectar, bay leaves and 1 teaspoon pepper. Cook over medium heat until the liquid has reduced by half, about 25 minutes. Stir in the vinegar and cook until well combined and the flavor has melded, about 5 minutes more. Serve with jasmine rice.