Bowl of Asian Mushroom Rice with green onions and sesame seeds
5 from 3 votes

Asian Mushroom Rice

EASY, delicious 6-ingredient Asian Mushroom Rice! Can easily be made into a main dish with more veggies, edamame, tofu, tempeh.
Author: Kaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time40 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten-Free Option, Oil-Free, Vegan
Servings: 6 side servings


  • 1 cup brown basmati rice (uncooked)
  • 1 lb. mushrooms (cremini, button, shiitake, oyster, etc.)
  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. tamari (or soy sauce)
  • Optional: asparagus, mung bean sprouts, spinach (stir in during last few minutes of cooking), other veggies, sesame seeds for topping


  • Cook rice according to package instructions* (use veggie broth for more flavor if desired).
  • Meanwhile, finely dice onion. Slice mushrooms, not too thin, about 1/3-1/4 inch.
  • In a large skillet over med-high heat, saute onion for about 7-8 minutes. (I use water/veggie broth to saute.)
  • Add mushrooms and cook another 8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, mince garlic and slice green onions.
  • When mushrooms are softened, add garlic and saute 1 minute.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add cooked rice, green onions, and tamari.
  • Stir well and cook for about 5 minutes or until heated through. (Add spinach and/or mung bean sprouts during this step if using.)
  • Season to taste with more tamari if desired before serving.


*Rice notes: to prepare this even faster, rice can be cooked ahead of time and stored covered in fridge until ready. If your rice cooking time is longer (40-50 minutes), you may want to wait a bit before starting the rest of the dish so the rice finishes in time for when you need it.
You can also substitute quinoa for rice (for faster cooking time as well).
I’m a huge mushroom lover so I often add even more mushrooms – closer to 20-24 oz. rather than 16 oz.
Made gluten-free with tamari.


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.2mg