Vegan Braised Shiitake Mushrooms Recipe | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Braised Shiitake Mushrooms Recipe

Vegan Braised Shiitake Mushrooms Recipe


As a vegan, I am eternally grateful for shiitake mushrooms. They offer the best way to get a mouthful of umami flavor without grilling a steak. And these braised shiitake mushrooms do not disappoint. This is essentially a Chinese recipe that brings in a variety of bold flavors from ingredients like agave syrup, rice wine, and sesame oil. The more the merrier, I say. Better still, it’s a healthy recipe with only 118 calories and 6 grams of fat–try getting that from a filet mignon.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6



  • 1 pound shiitake mushrooms stemmed and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 green onions sliced


  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the sliced shiitake mushrooms to the skillet and stir to coat with the oil, garlic, and ginger. Sauté for 5-7 minutes, until the mushrooms are tender and golden brown.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, vegetable broth, rice wine, agave syrup, cornstarch, sesame oil, and rice vinegar.
  • Pour the sauce over the mushrooms in the skillet and stir to coat. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the mushrooms are fully coated.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and sprinkle the sliced green onions over the top of the mushrooms.
  • Serve the braised shiitake mushrooms hot, garnished with additional sliced green onions if desired. Enjoy!


Calories: 118 | Total Fat: 6g | Total Carbohydrates: 15g | Dietary Fiber: 4g | Protein: 6g

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