In separate bowls, soak the dried tofu, shiitake and lotus root, in separate bowls, in warm water to cover for 20 minutes. Reserve soaking water from shiitake and lotus root. If using whole shiitake, remove stems, discard and dice the caps. Squeeze out the soaking water from the dried tofu, cube tofu and discard soaking water. Chop the dried lotus root. Heat up the oil in a large saucepan. Sauté the garlic for 1 minute. Add the rice and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add all other ingredients except the parsley. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the flame to medium-low and simmer for 1 hour. Remove the lid, turn off the flame and mix the rice and vegetables together. Place in a serving bowl and garnish with parsley.
Per serving - 282 calories, 6 gram fat (17% calories from fat), 8 gram protein, 55 gram carbohydrate, 7 gram fiber, 0 milligram cholesterol, 88 milligram sodium