Japanese Mushroom Curry Recipe

This umami-rich dish is the perfect midweek meal, combining Japanese flavors within a simple, health-forward curry.

Japanese Mushroom Curry: The Umami-Rich Dish

Japanese-style curries are all the rage; think of chicken katsu curries and you’re along the right lines. This mushroom curry contains added broccoli and carrots for extra benefits from the veggies. Plus, the sauce contains some extra reishi mushroom powder.

You can replace the reishi powder with other mushroom powders, but we like reishi the best. It has some excellent health benefits when used regularly.

This Japanese-style sauce contains traditional flavors like ginger, miso, and soy to give the curry a rich, umami profile. Despite the depth of flavor and the wealth of nutrients, this curry takes only half an hour to whip up.

It’s the ideal midweek meal, so make sure you try it this week after a busy workday to replenish and recharge.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 head broccoli
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 5 cups button mushrooms
  • 1 tsp reishi powder
  • 4 scallions
  • 1 brown onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small piece ginger
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 25 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 0.75 cups uncooked rice



Step-by-Step Process for Japanese Mushroom Curry

Step 1

Prep the ingredients. Break the broccoli into small, bite-sized florets. Slice the carrot and dice the onions, then mince the garlic cloves and ginger.

Step 2

Add the broccoli to a bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave for 5 mins, then drain.


Step 3

Heat 1 tbsp of the sesame oil in a pan, then add the onion and carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes until soft and browning. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Add the garlic and ginger with the rest of the oil and fry for 2 minutes until fragrant. Stir in the curry powder and cook for a further minute.


Step 5

Add the miso paste and vegetable broth. Add the mushroom powder and soy sauce and stir to combine. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes until the sauce thickens. Then, add the broccoli and coat in the sauce.

Step 6

Cook the rice according to pack instructions. Finely slice the scallions.


Step 7

When the curry is ready, divide the rice between bowls. Top with the curry, then serve topped with the scallions and an extra dash of soy sauce.


The reishi powder adds an extra flavor dimension to this curry, plus some amazing health benefits.

More About the Potential of Reishi

Admittedly, the reishi powder is totally optional in this recipe, but there are some compelling reasons to add it. Reishi mushrooms have been used in Eastern medicine for centuries, and there may be good reasons for this. Let’s check out the potential benefits of reishi:

Final Thoughts
  • MIGHT BE IMMUNE-BOOSTING: Some test-tube studies have suggested that reishi extract can increase the number of white blood cells called lymphocytes. Much more research is required, but it’s an exciting preliminary finding.
  • COULD FIGHT FATIGUE: One reason that reishi supplements are popular is that they may be able to reduce fatigue, simultaneously alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  • GOOD FOR THE HEART: Reishi has the potential to be good for the heart by increasing levels of good cholesterol. What’s more, the broccoli in this recipe could reduce the amount of total cholesterol, lessening the risk of heart disease.
  • COULD HELP WITH BLOOD SUGAR CONTROL: In animal studies, reishi mushrooms have been shown to decrease blood sugar.
  • PACKED WITH ANTIOXIDANTS: Like many other functional mushrooms, reishi mushrooms contain a variety of antioxidants. Dietary antioxidants can promote overall health, which is why they are common in supplements.
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