Simple Sub: Use 1 cup sliced fresh shiitake caps instead of dried.
Serve with Pickled Vegetables: Combine ½ cup sugar, ¾ cup white vinegar, ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper, ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, and 3 crushed garlic cloves in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Add 2 cups thinly sliced unpeeled English cucumber, 1 cup thinly sliced red onion, and ½ cup cauliflower florets. Let vegetable mixture stand 30 minutes; drain well. CALORIES 123; FAT 0.2g (sat 0g); SODIUM 127mg