Jane Hughes’s new book “Everyday Vegetarian” is packed with 365 fresh and flavorful recipes. Hughes has been a vegetarian herself for 25 years. She’s also the editor of “Vegan Life” magazine and authored “The Vegetarian Travel Guide”. Whether you’re already a vegetarian or you’re just looking to incorporate more meat-free meals into your repertoire, “Everyday Vegetarian” by Jane Hughes will provide you with plenty of new veggie-filled dishes to enjoy. Check out her delicious vegan rice noodle with shallots and garlic recipe below.

Vegan Rice Noodles with Shallots and Garlic

Serves 4

vegan rice noodles with shallots


  • ½ pound dried fine rice noodles
  • 4 shallots
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (Japanese rice wine)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


1. Soak the noodles in cold water for 20 minutes, then transfer to a colander to drain. Peel and slice the shallots and the garlic. Mix the sugar, mirin and soy sauce together in a small bowl with a tablespoon of water.

2. Warm the oil in a wok and sauté the shallots and garlic for a minutes, stirring constantly. Add the soy sauce mixture and the noodles, and stir-fry for about three minutes, until the dish is heated through. Season with freshly ground black pepper.

Author’s Note

Rice noodles are popular in the cuisine of Eastern and South-Eastern Asia and are generally only lightly cooked to retain a slightly chewy texture. However, all sorts of noodles are used in East Asian cookery, and although some varieties contain egg and are not suitable for vegans, most are perfect for vegetarian dishes. Mirin has a distinctive sweet-sour flavor and is easy to fine in supermarkets and speciality food stores but you can achieve good results with a splash of sweet sherry, or cider vinegar that has been sweetened with a little sugar.

If you want to learn how to cook more vegetarian and vegan meals head to your local bookstore or login to Amazon to purchase Jane Hughes’s book “Everyday Vegetarian: 365 Days of Healthy Seasonal Recipes”

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