Brown Rice With Shiitakes and Scallions

Total Time
30mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

A rich, hearty mixture with the nutty flavor of brown rice, and earthy shiitakes and scallions. Serve sprinkled with peanuts for a side dish to your favorite asian main dish, or enjoy as your whole meal!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 dried shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and caps sliced or 1 cup dried shiitake mushroom, slices
  • 2 cups short-grain brown rice, rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 cup thinly sliced scallion (green part only)
  • 14 cup chopped peanuts

Directions

  1. Soak shiitakes in 3 cups hot water until soft, as directed on package (at least 25 min­utes). Save soaking water.
  2. Strain soaking water through a fine-mesh sieve into a large saucepan; add rice, shiitakes, soy sauce and salt. Bring to a boil, stir and cover.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until all liquid has evaporated and rice is tender, about 40 minutes.
  4. Turn off heat and allow to rest 10 minutes. Stir in scallions, sprinkle with peanuts and serve immediately.

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