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Vegetarian Mushroom Rice

Time: 40minutes


  • 1 cup of basmati rice (Low GI), 200g
  • 1 piece of tau kwa, diced
  • 3 pieces of shitake mushroom, diced
  • 1 large king oyster mushroom, diced
  • ½ can of green peas, drained
  • ¼ small cabbage, shredded
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetarian oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of dark soy sauce (HCS)
  • 2 teaspoons of light soy sauce (HCS)
  • ¼ cup of water
  • White pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons of cashew nut (unsalted)
  • 1 piece of Star Anise (optional)


  • Wash the basmati rice and place the washed rice into a rice cooker.
  • Heat the 1-2 tablespoon of oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Pan fry the diced the diced tau kwa until golden brown and crispy. Place the fried tau kwa aside.
  • In a clean frying pan, heat another 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Stir fry chopped garlic until fragrance. Add the shitake mushroom, king oyster mushroom, cabbage and stir fry for approximately 2-3 minutes. Add the green peas into the mixture and continue to stir fry for approximately 1-2 minutes.
  • Season the vegetables with vegetarian oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, light soy sauce and white pepper. Place the cooked vegetables aside.
  • Pour the pan-fried tau kwa, Star Anise and fried vegetables onto the rice. Stir well before adding water into the rice.
  • Cook for approximately 30 minutes before serving. Garnish the rice with cashew nuts to increase protein and fibre intake.

Healthy Tips:

  • Low Glycemic Index basmati rice can provide satiety, prevent one from overeating and thus lowering the overall caloric intake.
  • Soy products such as tofu and taukwa are good sources of protein and calcium besides having a lower content of fat compared to animal sources of protein.
  • You can match this one-pot meal with a bowl of tomato tofu soup to increase both plant-based protein and dietary fibre intake.
  • Enjoy this wholesome meal with 1 serving of fresh fruit such as grapes, kiwi or papaya.

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