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Asian Mushroom and Wild Rice Dish | Oil-Free

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What is there that I don’t love about this dish? Nothing. Bob and I both ate a good portion for dinner, leaving the table feeling very satisfied. Each bite was an experience. The mushrooms added a uniquely savory flavor known as umami, and a dense, meaty texture when once cooked.  The wild rice added a tender, chewy texture that accentuated the slightly sweet crunch of the water chestnuts. It was truly a mouth explosion of texture.

When I got up this morning, the sun was shining, the sky was a brilliant blue color with stark white pillowy clouds passing us by like a slow-moving barge. I told Bob that we should eat outside today and take advantage of the weather. I don’t know about you, but for us, this home quarantine has really shined a light on not taking anything for granted…for starters, the sunshine. With our breakfast in hand, we stepped outside on the deck, turned around, and sat at the table (staring outside). Brrrr. The weather was undeserving. “Lunchtime! We will eat out there at lunchtime.”

Lunch rolled around, we dished up our plates, I grabbed a blanket, stepped on the deck and turned right back around and sat at the table. “Well, shoot fire, it’s colder than gee willikers out there!” Let’s wait till dinner, then it will surely be warm enough. Yeah, well, it didn’t warm up and we ate inside yet again. Regardless of where we sat, the food remained delicious, nutritious, and comforted our souls. Enough rambling. Let’s go over a few basics before you dive into this recipe.

Ingredient Run-Down


Green Onions

Coconut Aminos

Water Chestnuts

Kids’ Corner

Here’s a fun activity for your kids to do. Place the green onions in a jar and fill it with an inch or two of water, just enough to cover the roots. Then set the jar on the windowsill in your kitchen. The onions will not only stay fresh but also will continue to grow. Change the water every couple of days, as needed. You can also store them in the fridge this way if your house is too warm. Nothing like witnessing how your food grows right before your eyes!

It’s my hope that you will try this recipe and enjoy it as much as we did. Please leave a comment below and have a blessed day, amie sue


Yields 5 cups



  1. Clean the mushrooms, removing any soil and grit. If necessary, trim the ends of the stalks
  2. Place a large frying pan over medium heat, add the sliced mushrooms and diced onions. Cook until the mushrooms turn darker brown (not burnt but brown).
    • Mushrooms contain a lot of moisture, so you don’t need any water to do the typical water sauté. It might fool you at first, but just keep stirring it around, and soon you will start to see the liquid release.
    • I cooked mine until almost all the water released cooked back up, which took nearly 10 minutes. Don’t let them dry out.
  3. Once the mushrooms and onion have fully cooked down, add the coconut aminos, white & black sesame seeds, salt. Give it a good stir.
  4. Add in the peas, cooked rice, water chestnuts, and fresh green onion tops (chives).
  5. Cook another 5-10 minutes, just until the add-ins are warm through.
  6. Enjoy right away or store in the fridge for 3 days.

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