Crispy Kale and Shiitake Fried Rice

"here’s a fried rice recipe that I make whenever I want something easy but comforting. lacinato kale and shiitake mushrooms, sautéed until crispy, then tossed with leftover rice and seasoned with soy sauce, sesame oil, and a touch of hoisin sauce for sweetness and umami."
-- @hannah__chia

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Prep time 5mins
Cook time 10mins
Serves or Makes: 2-3

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  • 2 tablespoons oil, divided
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1-2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups kale, (lacinato) stems removed, finely chopped
  • 5-6 shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, finely chopped
  • 3 cups cooked and cooled day old rice
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tamari, or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil


  • Step 1

    Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a saucepan until shimmering. Add garlic, ginger and scallions. Sauté until fragrant. Add chopped kale and mushrooms; cook for 3-4 minutes, until kale is crispy.

  • Step 2

    Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan with the rice, breaking up clumps and stir frying until golden, 1-2 minutes.Add hoisin sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil. Mix to combine and adjust to taste. Transfer to bowls to serve.