meatless monday: spicy brown rice with avocado and fried egg

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After spotting this recipe in Bon Appetit a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been dying to try it for a Meatless Monday. It contains so many of my favorite ingredients–how could I not give it a whirl?

The only real difference in my attempt was the addition of cashews for crunch, and I’m fully behind this last minute decision. I think this rice bowl would be great as a breakfast, lunch, or a dinner. Who doesn’t love a fried egg on top of a bowl of warm goodness, especially on a chilly evening like tonight?

The Sriracha is optional if you’re not into heat, but I love the stuff, so I added a good bit to my bowl. Enjoy!

Spicy Brown Rice with Avocado and Fried Egg

Serves 2

2 cups cooked brown rice

4 green onions, chopped

1 Tbsp. sesame oil

1 tsp. red wine vinegar

1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced

1/4 cup cashews, chopped

1 Tbsp. canola oil

2 eggs

salt and pepper

Sriracha hot sauce (optional)

Heat sesame oil in a large, round-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Toss in the rice, chopped green onions, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Stir to coat the rice mixture in the oil, then flatten out the top of the rice and let cook for 2 minutes. After the two minutes are up, stir, flatten out the top, then let cook for 2 more minutes. Divide the rice between two bowls and divide the vinegar between each bowl and toss. Top with cashews and avocado.

In a flat bottomed pan, heat the canola oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of black pepper over high heat. Crack the two eggs into the oil, then cover for 2 minutes. Take off the lid, top with a small sprinkle of salt and pepper, then slide one fried egg on top of each rice bowl. Squirt your desired amount of Sriracha onto each bowl and serve.

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