Place the rice, water and pinch of salt in a medium sauce pan. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
Heat the oils for the mushroom sauce in a large heavy skillet and sauté the mushrooms for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger. Sauté another 3 minutes. Add the kuzu/mushroom soaking water mixture, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens. Add the shoyu, vinegar, and maple syrup. Simmer on medium-low for about 10 minutes until the mushrooms are tender. Serve over cooked white or brown rice and garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.
Per serving - 426 calories, 16 g fat (34% calories from fat), 9 g protein, 63 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 532 mg sodium