Q: I have a 1/2-pound bag of dried shiitake mushrooms that I bought in Chinatown for $3, but I don't have any idea how to use them! Help!
Sent by Emily
Editor: Dried mushrooms store very well if kept tightly sealed, so no need to worry about having to use them up really quickly. Dried shiitakes make a great savory addition to all sorts of dishes, especially soups and sauces. Just re-hydrate them in some warm water and throw them in!
• Hot and Sour Soup
• Autumn Udon with Vegetables
• Baked Mushroom Risotto with Caramelized Onions
Readers, what are your favorite ways to cook with dried shiitake mushrooms?
Related: Ingredient Spotlight: Shiitake Mushrooms
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