Burnt Garlic Mushroom Fried Rice

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Burnt Garlic and Mushroom Rice

Here I am again with another spicy and lip smacking recipe with leftover rice.. Burnt Garlic and Mushroom Fried Rice, is another delicious fried rice recipe, that is going to a hit in your family.

Meaty Mushrooms with crunchy garlic bits here and there, along with crunch of veggies makes this a filling and wholesome treat perfect for evenings when you don’t want to cook anything elaborate.

A recipe that you can perfectly adapt to suit your taste and family preferences. The star ingredient of this recipe are the Burnt Garlic bits, that add so much umami flavour to this otherwise simple rice recipe.

And here are a few more reasons to make this Burnt Garlic and Mushroom Fried Rice so often..

You can use the bowl of leftover rice in a delicious way,

It is made in very little oil,

Add veggies of your choice

It is Gluten-free(use a Gluten-free Soy Sauce) and perfect for Vegans or those  who have adapting to plant based food choices..

I love Mushrooms more than anyone one else in my family. My kids are okay to have this edible fungi in Indo Chinese flavors like these Broccoli and Mushroom Stir Fry(Chinese style) or in soups like this Hot and Sour Soup. But I also love to add it in pulao(Broccoli and Mushroom Pilaf), have it grilled like this Grilled Veggies with Creamy Cilantro Dip or this Classic Indian Kadhai Mushrooms or Matar Mushroom with Home made Whole Wheat Naan bread or chapatis.

This is the recipe for all the Indo Chinese food or Asian food  lovers .. now who doesn’t love Indo- Chinese(in India)  or Asian Cuisine as it is popular in west. Indo -Chinese is now a part of Indian cuisine and one of the most favourite among the masses. You can find dedicated take-aways and street food vendors selling Chinese dishes serving to lined up customers in evenings.

Here is a list of Indo-Chinese Recipes from the blog–

Veg Chowmein,

Chinese Veg. Fried Rice,

Veg Manchurian,

Honey Chilli Potatoes,

Crispy Air-Fried Vegetables,

Ingredients to make Burnt Garlic Fried Rice

Steamed Rice– Make a fresh batch of plain steamed rice or use leftover rice.

Checkout the recipe to make Steamed rice- Steamed Rice(Open pan Method), Steamed Rice in Instant Pot

It is always best to use leftover refrigerated rice or make ahead a day before if you are planning for party or dinner in advance. The main reason for using refrigerated rice is that the rice dries up when kept for a couple of hrs especially when refrigerated. If there is moisture in rice, it may stick or grains may break or rice may become soggy which spoils the texture of any type of fried rice.

Few Fried Rice Recipes

Lemon Rice,

Spicy Chilli Garlic and Bell Pepper Rice,

Palak Paneer Fried Rice,

Kadhai Paneer Pulao

Garlic– Use lots of it. In addition to garlic cloves I have also used 2-3 Fresh Garlic bulbs and green stalks. and trust me it added so much flavour to it. If you can source it add it else you can skip it.

It’s the season of Fresh Green garlic and it is availabe in abundance with vegetable vendors. I will soon be posting few recipes using green garlic, as I making full use of this winter green in my cooking.

Mushroom– I usually use button mushrooms , but you can add other mushroom varieties like oyster, shiitake, porcinis.. Remember to dehydrate the dried mushroom before using in the recipe.

Incase if you want to avoid mushrooms due to allergies, skip it and add tofu or paneer.

OnionsRed Onions add a sweet taste and crunch and  spring onion greens for the the garnish. You can add finely chopped bulbs of spring onion along with red onions.

Mixed Veggies– Add whatever is availabe with you. Carrots, Zucchini, Broccoli, Beans, Cabbage or Bell peppers add.

I have added finely chopped carrot, broccoli and yellow bell pepper.

Spices and Condiments– Soy Sauce(use Gluten-free or Tamari sauce for Gluten-free Fried Rice), Siracha or Red Chilli Sauce,  Black Pepper, any plant based oil. You can use Sesame oil. I ran out of it, so used Olive Oil here.

Tips to get Perfect Garlic and Mushroom Fried Rice

Use leftover rice as explained above

Sauté Garlic on medium/low flame till it gets crispy

Stir fry Veggies on high flame, take care not to burn it.

Mix veggies lightly, do not make rice mushy.


As mentioned above, if having allergy to mushrooms or non-availabity , you can add paneer(Indian Cottage Cheese) or Tofu(for vegans).

Cauli Rice for Keto friendly version.

Gluten-free Tamari Sauce for Gluten-free version.

Serve topped with poached egg or add 2 eggs and scramble along with veggies. Then add rice.

Garlic Mushroom Fried Rice

Tagging Burnt Garlic Mushroom Fried Rice to my Facebook group Foodie Monday Bloghop, where the theme this week is Variety Rice Special. Narmadha who blogs at Nams Corner, suggested the theme and asked all the participating bloggers to bring out different fried rice dishes..

Checkout out her recipe .. which is a must try and I have bookmarked to try out soon.

Burnt Garlic Fried Rice

Burnt Garlic and Mushroom Fried Rice Recipe | Vegan Gluten-free(friendly) Burnt Garlic and Mushroom Fried Rice
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Indo-Chinese
Servings 4


  • Wok/Non Stick Pan
  • Ladle
  • Knife
  • Chopping Board


  • 2 Cups Steamed Rice(Refrigerated)
  • 8-10 Garlic Cloves
  • 8-10 Button Mushrooms
  • 1 Onion(Medium)
  • Finely Chopped Vegetables(as required) Carrot, Broccoli, Bell Peppers
  • 1-2 Fresh Green Garlic Stalks optional
  • 1-2 tbsp Spring Onion Greens for garnish
  • 1-2 Green Chillies optional
  • 1-2 tbsp Soy Sauce or Gluten-free Tamari Sauce
  • 1-2 Siracha/Red Chilli Sauce
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 2 tbsp Oli (Sesame or any plant based)
  • Salt as required


  • Make Steamed Rice and refrigerate it overnight.( If making fresh batch). Or use leftover rice.
  • Finely chop onions, garlic cloves. Also, chop fresh garlic bulbs(if using) and spring onion bulbs
  • Chop mushrooms in quarters or as preferred.
  • In a wok or pan, heat oil at medium flame. Add chopped garlic.
  • Sauté on medium to low flame, till it starts turning brown and crispy.
  • Take out garlic carefully in a separate bowl.
  • In the same oil add chopped onions and sauté till onions start turning translucent.
  • Add chopped mushrooms and stir fry till it starts turning brown and drying up.
  • Add finely chopped veggies and sauté for few seconds. We have to keep the veggies crunchy.
  • Add soy sauce, siracha/red chilli sauce, salt, sugar(optional). Also, you can add a tsp of vinegar.
  • Add rice and then mixed lightly. Do not overmix. It will become mushy.
  • Top with burnt crispy garlic, chopped green garlic and spring onion greens.
  • Serve hot.
Keyword Burnt Garlic and Mushroom Fried Rice, Garlic and Mushrom Rice Recipe

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Do try this Mushroom fried rice with a garlicky kick, for your quick fix dinners, potlucks or get togethers. And I am sure you and your loved ones will definitely love it as much as my family loves it.

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Author: Swati

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18 thoughts

  1. I love the flavor of burnt garlic in any dish be it fried rice or noodles. Burnt garlic mushroom fried rice looks too tempting and makes me hungry. Wish you pass me the bowl.

  2. Wow Swaty burnt garlic fried rice looks super tempting. I don’t like garlic much but I am sure my kids will love it. Loved the idea of topping with burnt garlic. This way I can easily separate the garlic pieces. My daughter asked me to make burnt garlic fried rice some days ago. Now I have a full proof recipe. I will try and let you know.

  3. I love how burnt garlic infuses any dish it is used in, with a beautiful flavour. This rice dish too must taste brilliant and hugely flavourful, I’m sure. Great way to use mushrooms. We don’t get green garlic here in Bangalore, but I would love to use it in this dish if I ever manage to get my hands on it.

    1. Thanks Priya..Glad you liked the recipe.. do try using fresh garlic in your recipes whenever you get it.. it adds so much flavour to a dish

  4. The bowl is super attractive and inviting . The texture of rice and mushrooms are so perfect I am sure they would have added the right crunch. The burnt garlic will surely add to the flavors manifold and make one want for some more

  5. Hey Swaty!!

    Burnt Garlic rice with mushrooms looks absolutely irresistible. I am a great fan of mushrooms. This indo Chinese flavours are always welcome. Great idea to use left over rice. Even the fussiest kid will enjoy this.

  6. We love mushroom pulao and I make it often. Your fried rice with button mushrooms, veggies and burnt garlic sounds absolutely flavorful ! Would definitely love giving it a try. Thanks for the share.

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