Average: 5 (1 vote)
Active time
15 minutes
Total time
1 hour
8 servings

1 ¾ cups to 2 cups water

1 cup red rice

2 Tbsp canola oil

4 large shallots, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

1 large red chile, seeded and chopped

1-inch piece ginger root, chopped

1 tsp. ground coriander

1 large carrot, thinly sliced

8 ounces green beans, trimmed and chopped

½ cup coconut milk

¼ cup soy sauce

½ tsp. molasses

4 large eggs, boiled and peeled

1 large lime, quartered

½ cup julienned fresh basil

¼ cup macadamia nuts, toasted and chopped

  1. In a 1-quart saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, bring the water to a boil. Rinse the rice and drain in a fine-mesh strainer. Add the drained rice to the boiling water and keep the heat high until it returns to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 45 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Let the pot stand, covered, for at least 10 minutes, and then let cool to room temperature.
  2. In a wok or large sauté pan, heat the oil over high heat. Add the shallots, garlic, chile, ginger, coriander, carrot, and green beans. Stir-fry until the vegetables are crisp-tender.
  3. Add the coconut milk, soy sauce, and molasses to the wok, and bring to a boil. Push the vegetables over to one side to make room for the eggs. Halve the boiled eggs lengthwise, and place in the pan, cut sides down. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the contents of the pan with the rice. Add the basil and macadamias, then toss and serve

Robin Asbell is a natural foods chef, culinary educator, and author of “The New Whole Grains Cookbook.”



Calories: 280
Total Fat: 14 g
(Saturated Fat: 5 g)
Sodium: 560 mg
Carbohydrate: 33 g
Fiber: 5 g
Protein: 9 g.

Yield: 8 servings

How'd it Taste?

red rice lover
EXCELLENT--and I cook a lot. I made some modifications: hazelnuts instead of macadamia (could use any nut); omitted egg; squeezed lime into sauce. Most impt, I forgot to make rice in advance and didn't want to wait for it to cool. I also wanted a hot dish. So I used the veg-sauce mixture as sauce on hot rice.

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