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Speedy Side Dish! Stir-Fried and Simmered Maitake Mushrooms

Speedy Side Dish! Stir-Fried and Simmered Maitake Mushrooms

Prepare maitake mushrooms with an aromatic sesame oil finish. Perfect as a side dish to rice in your bento lunch box.

Ingredients: Serves 3

Maitake mushrooms
2 packs
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
Sugar
2 tablespoons
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
Red chili pepper
1/2 teaspoon
White sesame seeds
To taste

Steps

1. Shred maitake mushrooms into bite-sized pieces.
2. Heat sesame oil in frying pan and stir-fry the maitake on a medium then high flame.
3. When the mushrooms become tender, add sugar and soy sauce and stir.
4. Add red chili pepper and stir-fry until the liquid has gone.
5. Transfer to a serving platter, sprinkle with white sesame seeds, and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

I got a good deal on the maitake, so made it in lieu of kinpira (stir-fried and simmered) burdock root.