Shiitake Fried Rice + Brown Rice with Black Beans and Avocado

Last week was our final week cooking from our June VegCookbook, Meatless, before we move onto our July VegCookbook, Eat, Drink and Be Vegan.

I made two dishes from Meatless last week: the Brown Rice with Black Beans and Avocado and the Shiitake Fried Rice.

brown rice with black beans and avocado

Honestly, the Brown Rice with Black Beans and Avocado made me remember why we have canned beans and quick-cooking rice. Holy cow did this dish take forever. The weird thing is that eaten alone, the rice was too salty and the beans didn’t have much flavor, but eaten together with the avocado, tomato, cilantro and red onion, it was very good.

 Shiitake Fried Rice

The Shiitake Fried Rice was quite tasty and easy to whip up.  If you’re vegan, you could make it without the egg, or replace the egg with marinated tofu. The recipe calls for 4 cups of brown rice, but I didn’t make enough, so I used 3 cups. I think this may have actually made the dish even tastier because there was less rice to dilute all of the other yummy flavors. Adding lime juice to it at the end was brilliant.

VegCookbook Club Story Swap
Because last week was the end of June, and today is the beginning of July, folks cooked from both VegCookbooks:

Meatless

Eat, Drink and Be Vegan

You can see the recipes that Cinbok and Evesfca tried on Dreena Burton’s website, Plant-Powered Kitchen:

What did you VegCook last week?

3 responses to “Shiitake Fried Rice + Brown Rice with Black Beans and Avocado

  1. The first dish looks yummy and so colorful.

    I’m looking forward to cooking from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan. I’ve done the muffuletta already, but haven’t blogged about it yet. It is delicious though.

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