This Enoki Mushroom Stir-Fry is the ideal meal for one person. This vegetarian stir-fry is flavorful, quick, delicious and the perfect weeknight meal for a single person. Easily double or quadruple it for a crowd.
If there’s one thing I’ve always wanted to do is create a bunch of recipes for one person because A LOT of the time, I eat alone. And it’s not sad, it’s actually glorious! I make dinner, I pour myself a glass of wine or beer, or I pour some iced tea over ice, put a trashy TV show on and eat. It’s super chill!
Cooking for one isn’t always easy. I’m not a big leftovers person so I don’t really care to eat the same thing the next day for lunch.
This stir fry is full of flavor thanks to the soy sauce and mirin (Japanese cooking wine), ginger, lime and lots of garlic.
What Are Enoki Mushrooms?
Enoki Mushrooms are a variety of mushroom from Japan which also goes by the name of “enokitake.” Wild enoki mushrooms can vary but the farm-raised enoki mushrooms you’ll most likely find at the grocery store is generally very thin and sold in clusters. They’re delicious in everything from soups to stir-frys. Like this one!
If you don’t have access to enoki mushrooms, feel free to substitute them with creminis or oysters or even button mushrooms would be fine. I found mine at an Asian supermarket for about a dollar for a bunch. If you’re only seeing them at your gourmet super market for $6, I say go with creminis. That’s highway robbery!
How to Make Enoki Mushroom Stir-Fry
- Cook the rice. If you have a rice cooker, use it!
- Sesame oil is delicious. This stir-fry is super simple. It starts with cooking the swiss chard stems and green onions.
- Next comes the garlic, ginger and red pepper.
- And then pour in the soy sauce, mirin, chard leaves, enoki mushrooms and sesame seeds. As a result, this will give the stir-fry a bit of sauce, which is much needed.
- Finish it! Add the lime juice at the very end.
- Fry up the egg!
- Plate it with brown rice or rice.
I like to serve mine with white or brown rice but if you’re staying away from it for whatever reason, you could always do cauliflower rice!
And like all things, an additional fried egg is best. For instance, this stir-fry ALSO benefits tremendously with a fried egg on top.
If you end up making this Enoki Mushroom Stir-Fry, let me know on Instagram!
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup brown rice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon mirin
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil or olive oil
- 3 leaves of swiss chard, leaves removed from the stems and stems chopped
- 3 green onions, trimmed and sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1/2 fresno or jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon mirin
- 1 bunch of enoki mushrooms, feel free to substitute
- 2 teaspoons seasme seeds
- 1/4 lime
- 1 large egg
- In a medium pot, set over medium heat, add a teaspoon of olive oil, swirling it around to coat the bottom. Pour in the rice, along with the water, salt and the mirin. Bring to a simmer and then immediately turn the heat to low and cover slightly. Cook the rice for about 10 to 12 minutes, until the water is completely evaporated.
- To a medium sauté pan, set over medium heat, heat the sesame oil. When hot, add the swiss chard stems and green onions; cook until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Mix in the minced garlic, grated ginger, red chile pepper and cook for an additional minute, until the garlic is fragrant—it should start to smell awesome. Pour in the soy sauce, mirin, swiss chard leaves, mushrooms and sesame seeds; give it a good mix and cook for an additional minute or two until the vegetables have softened. Squeeze in the lime juice, turn the heat down to low and cover.
- In a small saute pan, fry up an egg or two. Serve stir-fry on brown rice and top with the fried egg.
If you’re looking for more Asian-inspired recipes, here are some favorites: