Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Stir-Fried Red Rice with Sliced Sirloin Steak


  1. 1/2 cup red rice (see Note)
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  4. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  5. 6 ounces thinly sliced sirloin steak
  6. Salt
  7. 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  8. 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  9. 4 cups thinly sliced mixed dark leafy greens such as Swiss chard, beet greens and kale (6 ounces)
  10. 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen peas
  11. 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  12. Freshly ground white pepper
  13. 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  14. Lime wedges, for serving


  1. In a small saucepan, cover the rice with the water and bring to a boil. Cover the saucepan and cook over low heat for about 25 minutes, until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed. Spread the rice out on a baking sheet and let cool.
  2. In a skillet or wok, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil until shimmering. Add the garlic and cook over moderately high heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the sirloin, season with salt and cook, turning once, until browned, 1 minute; transfer to a plate.
  3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in the skillet. Add the onion and ginger and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes. Stir in the greens and stir-fry over high heat until wilted, about 1 minute. Stir in the rice and peas, then the soy sauce and steak and stir well. Season with salt and white pepper and transfer to a bowl. Garnish with the cilantro and serve with lime wedges.


There are many varieties of red rice; we prefer Thai red cargo, which can be found at Whole Foods

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