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Mushroom Fried Rice served in a bowl garnished with green onions
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Mushroom Fried Rice

Mushroom Fried Rice is a delicious Indian Chinese style rice that can be prepared with leftover rice in just 15 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese, Indian-Chinese
Keyword fried rice recipes, mushroom fried rice, mushroom recipes
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Method Stovetop
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 398kcal
Author Bhavana Patil


measuring cup used 1 cup = 250 ml

  • 1 cup white mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or sesame oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies slit lengthwise
  • ½ cup bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoon soya sauce (adjust to suit your taste)
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar (optional)
  • 1.5 cups cooked basmati rice (½ cup raw rice)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • salt to taste


Prep :

  • Cook the basmati or any rice and allow it to cool completely. You can keep the rice in the refrigerator to get extra firm if you want.
  • Also, wash and slice the mushrooms and bell pepper.

Stir Fry:

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the sesame or olive oil in a skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  • Add the minced garlic and saute for 30 secs or until aromatic.
  • Then add onions and green chili and cook for about 2 minutes till onions turn soft.
  • Then add sliced mushrooms, capsicum and stir fry till the vegetables are cooked and tender. The mushrooms will ooze out water, do not worry. It will evaporate in a few minutes.
  • Then add soy sauce, vinegar, and saute on a high flame stirring regularly without getting burnt.
  • Add the cooked rice, salt, and ground black pepper and gently mix it evenly. Let this be in a low flame for 2-3 minutes.

Final Garnishing:

  • Sprinkle sliced spring onions just before serving.



  • Make sure the heat is medium-high to high heat while stir-frying.
  • Don’t cover the pan. This causes the mushrooms to steam.
  • Add soya sauce, in the end, to prevent it from absorbing too much into the mushrooms and making it too mushy.
  • Try to use low sodium soya sauce and if you are looking for gluten-free use Tamari or also Coconut Aminos replaces the soy sauce and it’s the best!

Variations for making Mushroom Fried Rice

  • Protein: Add ½ cup of crumbled paneer (cottage cheese), scrambled tofu, or eggs.
  • Greens: Stir in some spinach leaves or kale towards the end of the cooking time.
  • Spicy: Add either crushed red pepper flakes or a few teaspoons of sriracha or schezwan sauce.
  • Oil: You can also use coconut oil or sesame oil for this recipe
  • Keto: Replace basmati rice with cauliflower rice. You can also add broccoli or edamame for the keto diet.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 994mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2450IU | Vitamin C: 106.7mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.1mg