Mushroom Stir Fry With Peas and Green Onions

Easy Chinese sweet and spicy mushroom stir fry with peas and green onions! Takes only 30-minutes to make, healthy too!

Mushroom Stir Fry with Peas and Green Onions
Elise Bauer

Please welcome guest author Garrett McCord as he shares a lip-smacking recipe for mushroom stir-fry he recreated from one he enjoyed in China. ~Elise

During a trip through China I ate a lot of life changing food—homemade noodles in beef sauce, spicy lotus root with ginger, Sandouping-style boiled peanuts, deep fried river shrimp with garlic, and the list goes on.

Whenever I happened upon a dish I particularly liked, I took plenty of notes so that I could recreate it back home.

While in Beijing and Xi'an I noticed that much of the food there was sweeter than the rest of China. One particular dish we had quite a few times was a simple mushroom stir-fry.

It was spicy, but not too much. Just enough to make the tongue tingle. It was also sweet, but not cloying.

Mushroom Stir Fry with Peas and Green Onions
Elise Bauer

After a bit of playing I've re-created the recipe and I think it's spot on. You sauté mushrooms with a honey and soy sauce glaze and then toss them with stir-fried green onions, and peas in a simple ginger, garlic, chili, and sesame sauce.

Mushroom Stir Fry With Peas and Green Onions

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 servings

Any clear honey will do, the darker the better.



  • 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock (use vegetable stock for vegetarian option)

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce (use gluten-free soy sauce if cooking gluten-free)


  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock (use vegetable stock for vegetarian option)

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (use gluten-free soy sauce if cooking gluten-free)

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon shaoxing cooking wine or cooking sherry

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger

  • 2 to 5 dried red chilies, roughly chopped OR 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes

  • 3 tablespoons sesame, grapeseed, or other high smoke-point oil

  • 2 pounds mixed mushrooms (oyster, crimini, button, shiitake, and/or enoki), roughly chopped or quartered (you want bite-sized pieces)

  • 1 1/2 cups snow peas or snap peas, de-stringed

  • 8 green onions, chopped

  • Toasted sesame seeds, optional


  1. Make the glaze and the sauce:

    Make the glaze by whisking together the stock, honey, and soy sauce in a bowl and set aside. Make the sauce by whisking together the stock, soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, cooking wine or sherry, and the cornstarch in a bowl and set that aside as well.

  2. Sauté mushrooms, add glaze:

    Place 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet or a wok over high heat. When the oil is glistening and a bead of water evaporates in under a second, add the mushrooms and toss.

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    Allow the mushrooms to cook for a few minutes until they start to squeak and give up their water (you'll see their water in the pan). When they do add the glaze. Allow the glaze to boil off, stirring occasionally, about 5-6 minutes.

    When barely any more liquid remains take the mushrooms off the heat and set them aside in a bowl. There may be bits of sugar caramelized to the side of the pan, don't fret about it.

  3. Cook garlic, ginger, chilies:

    Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the garlic, ginger, and chilies and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

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  4. Add snow peas and onions:

    Add the snow peas and green onions and toss for about 30 more seconds.

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  5. Add back mushrooms:

    Increase heat to high. Add the sauce and allow the mixture to come to a boil. The sauce will thicken considerably.

    Add the mushrooms back to the mixture and cook for about 20 more seconds. Take off the heat.

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    Serve over rice and garnish with sesame seeds if using.

Mushroom Stir Fry with Peas and Green Onions
Elise Bauer
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
316 Calories
12g Fat
48g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 316
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 834mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 45mg 224%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 6mg 35%
Potassium 1218mg 26%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.