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Taro Rice with Chinese Mustard Greens 芋头芥菜饭

Make this flavorful and aromatic Taro Rice today with the easy-to-follow recipe. This dish is packed with lots of fragrant taro and delicious mushrooms and vegetables. It's perfect for a meal by itself or serve it with stir-fry vegetables.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: Easyrecipes, Tarorice
Servings: 5
Author: woonheng


  • 450 g Jasmine rice about 2 cups
  • ¼ cup chopped shallots or use fried shallots*
  • cup fresh taro cubes
  • 625 ml water + 2 tablespoons umami seasoning
  • 5 caps of Shiitake mushrooms softened & chopped
  • 1 cup chopped Chinese mustard greens
  • oil for cooking



  • Wash and rinse over tap water 2 to 3 times or until the water is not murky. Drain well.
  • In a heated non-stick pan with 1 tablespoon of oil, sauté shallots until they turn translucent. Add in the mushrooms and continue to cook until aromatic.
  • Then, add in the taro cubes and give it a quick toss until the taro releases its aroma. Season with vegan oyster sauce and soy sauce.
  • Place in the drained rice, Chinese 5-spice powder, white pepper, and dark soy sauce, then toss to combine.
  • Add the mustard greens and give it a final toss. Turn off the heat and transfer the mixture to a rice cooker.
  • Add in the liquid and turn on the rice cooker.
  • Once ready, let the rice cool down a little, then use a fork or chopsticks to fluff the rice to combine all the ingredients together. Add more soy sauce if needed.


*If using fried shallots, add them to the rice once they are cooked. 
For a homemade vegan 'oyster' sauce recipe, check out my umami Vegan Stir-Fry sauce