|Shiitake & Rice Bowl|
I decided that such a tasty & reasonably economical mushroom that might also have amazing health benefits should be added to my diet. I picked up a package of Dried Shiitakes at the Asian Grocery, and decided to work them into my diet.
I created this recipe - and I have to say - it's a winner. I'd eat these Mushrooms JUST for the taste - even if they were bad for me! ; ) Not only that - but it's a quick & easy recipe!
I'm usually a sweet, not savory breakfast person - but I have been known to eat these for breakfast - they're that good!
Shiitake Mushrooms over Rice
Soak 10 dried Shiitake Mushrooms in warm water for about 10 to 30 minutes
Drain Mushrooms & cut in strips
Meanwhile, in nonstick skillet, saute
1/2 Tablespoon Toasted (Dark) Sesame Oil
1/2 teaspoon fresh minced Garlic
Generous Pinch Ground Ginger
Add Above Soaked Mushrooms
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
1/2 Tablespoon Dry Wine, any color (Cooking Sherry works well)
1 Tablespoon Water (if you soak for less time, you'll need to add more water here to steam the mushrooms tender)
Saute, stirring occasionally, for a few minutes, till liquid evaporates & flavors blend
Serve over Rice.