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7-Minute "Healthy Sautéed" Shiitake Mushrooms
If you like Shiitake Mushrooms with a rich flavor and a tender, meaty texture I recommend "Healthy Sautéing." It is fun to Healthy Sauté, and I think you will be wonderfully surprised by the extra flavor. (Taken from page 405 of the second edition of the World's Healthiest Foods book.)
7-Minute Prep and Cook Time: 7 minutes

  • 1 lb fresh sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 5 TBS low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, pressed or finely chopped
  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil (or to taste)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 2 TBS each of fresh rosemary, oregano or feta cheese


  1. Chop garlic and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove stems from mushrooms and slice.
  3. Heat 5 TBS broth in a covered stainless steel skillet over medium heat if using a medium-size burner and low heat when using a large burner.
  4. As soon as liquid begins to steam, add Shiitake Mushrooms and cover with a tight fitting lid for 4 minutes. They will begin to release liquid after 2 minutes. After 4 minutes, reduce the heat to low and continue to cook uncovered for 3 more minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Transfer to a bowl. For more flavor, toss Shiitake Mushrooms with the remaining ingredients while they are still hot. Research shows that fat-soluble vitamins found in foods, such as Shiitake Mushrooms, may be better absorbed when consumed with fat-containing foods like extra virgin olive oil.
Serves 2

Nutritional Profile

Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms
1.00 serving
(243.80 grams)
Calories: 212



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Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms
1.00 serving
243.80 grams
Calories: 212

Nutrient Amount DRI/DV
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
iron 3.64 mg 20 1.7 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

In-Depth Nutritional Profile for 7-Minute "Healthy Sautéed" Shiitake Mushrooms

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