If you're looking for a delicious and healthy meal, you need to try a shichimi mushroom rice bowl! This dish is packed with flavor, and is perfect for a summer evening. Not only is it tasty, but it's also easy to make - no cooking required! All you need are some ingredients that you probably have in your pantry, and you'll be good to go. So what are you waiting for? Give a shichimi mushroom rice bowl a try today!
Shichimi Mushroom Rice Bowl is a nutritious and tasty dish. It was something my grandmother used to make for me. I tweaked it a little and came up with this recipe.
Mushroom Shichimi Rice Bowl
For those of you who would like to make this vegan, use more olive oil in place of the butter.
- 2 cups cooked brown rice*
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cloves garlic, very thinly sliced
- Fine-grain sea salt
- 12 ounces / 340 g chanterelles or mushrooms of your choice, sliced ~¼-inch thick
- 8 ounces / 225 g firm tofu, cut into tiny cubes
- 1 small bunch kale / 3 oz / 85 g, well chopped
- Shichimi Togarashi or red pepper flakes, to taste
If you need to cook the rice from scratch, do so.*
- Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over high heat. Add the mushrooms in a single layer, stir well, and cook until the mushrooms release their liquid, and then brown, about 5 minutes more. Stir a few times along the way, but don't overdo it; you want the mushrooms to be deeply browned on both sides. Stir in the garlic roughly 20 seconds before the mushrooms finish cooking. If you need to cook the mushrooms in two batches, do so. Transfer the mushrooms to a plate, set aside.
- Using the same large skillet, no need to clean it out, cook the tofu along with a couple pinches of salt over medium-high heat until heated through, and until it starts to brown a bit. Roughly one minute before the tofu is finished cooking, stir in the kale. It should collapse and cook down over the next 60 seconds.
- Season all the components generously with Shichimi Togarashi and salt to taste. For each serving, dish up a heaping spoonful of brown rice along with some of the tofu/kale mixture and a some of the mushrooms.
*To make a pot of brown rice: The ratio I use to cook brown rice is 1 part rice to (just shy of) 2 parts water, plus a good dose of salt. The following recipe will make more than you need for the above recipe by about double, but it's worth making extra for later in the week.
You'll need 2 cups / 14 oz / 400 g brown rice, rinsed and drained + 3 ½ cups / 830 ml water + 2 teaspoons fine-grain sea salt
In a large saucepan over high heat, bring the rice, water, and salt to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer gently until the water is absorbed, about 45 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve hot. Any leftover rice can be cooled and then stored in the freezer for later use.
Prep time: 15 min - Cook time: 5 min
On the whole, this Mushroom Rice Bowl recipe is not just a bowl of deliciousness, but also an effective dish when it comes to your health. The mushroom rice bowl can act as a suitable substitute for your regular plate of white rice, bringing in many benefits such as being low-sodium and rich in dietary fiber. In addition to all these benefits, its taste is simply heaven too!
Did you try the mushroom rice bowl yet?
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I freeze mushroom rice?
Yes, you may freeze rice pilaf by placing the freshly cooked rice in an airtight container while it's still steaming (to keep it wet). Refrigerator overnight defrost.
What is the ratio of water to rice?
In a big pot, combine 1 part rice with 2 parts water. Use 1 part liquid to ⅔ parts rice for slightly firmer rice. Water is brought to a boil. When it starts to boil, sprinkle on a lot of salt.
How long should you cook rice?
Cook for 18 minutes or until the water is completely absorbed. To prevent steam from escaping, try to wait until the end of the cooking period before peeking. In any case, avoid mixing the rice while it is cooking because this will result in gummy rice. Cover the rice and let it rest.
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