Glazed Shiitake Mushrooms
3 cups dried shiitake mushrooms (about 3 oz.)
⅓ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp. raw or brown sugar
½ tsp. toasted sesame seeds
Freshly ground black pepper
Bring mushrooms, soy sauce, sugar, and 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. Cover pan; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are softened and all liquid is absorbed, 12–15 minutes.
Let mushrooms cool slightly, then thinly slice. Transfer to a small bowl, add sesame seeds, and season with pepper.