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Side view on a bowl of High Protein Shiitake Chinese Fried Rice and a serving dish in the background

High Protein Shiitake Fried Rice

  • Author: Vicky & Ruth
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Shiitake mushrooms give this high protein fried rice a great umami flavor, and add a meaty texture, without the meat!


  • 8oz chickpea "rice"
  • 3 tsp toasted sesame oil, divided
  • 1/2 lb shiitake mushrooms, thoroughly cleaned and sliced
  • 2 tsp Chinese 5 Spice, divided
  • 1 zucchini squash, diced
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 heaping tbsp grated fresh ginger (or to taste)
  • 3 tbsp tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp coconut amino (optional)


  1. Cook the rice according to the instructions on the package. Drain well and set aside
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add the mushrooms and 1 teaspoon of the 5 spice. Cook on high for 2-3 minutes, tossing often. Transfer to a bowl and set aside
  3. Using the same skillet, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil. Reduce the heat to medium-high, add the zucchini, carrots, corn, ginger, and remaining teaspoon of 5 spice and cook for about 3 minutes, tossing often, until the zucchini is slightly tender
  4. Add the shiitake mushrooms, rice, tamari and aminos and toss well. Cook for another 2 minutes. Serve warm
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Calories: 281
  • Sugar: 5.3
  • Sodium: 878
  • Fat: 7.2
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 46
  • Fiber: 8.5
  • Protein: 15.8
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: hight protein, gluten free, vegan, plant based, fried rice, shiitake mushrooms

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