Stir-Fried Red Rice with Sliced Sirloin Steak and Peas
"Red rice is slightly sweet and packed with nutrients that both nurture the body and calm the mind," Su-Mei Yu says. Rice is also considered perfectly balanced among all the elements. Here, Yu stir-fries it with thin slices of lean steak, dark leafy greens and zingy cilantro. The dish is also good with salmon or shrimp in place of the steak. More Excellent Rice Dishes
The red rice can be prepared through Step 1 and refrigerated, covered, for up to 2 days. Bring the cooked rice to room temperature before proceeding.
There are many varieties of red rice; Yu prefers Thai red cargo, which can be found at Asian markets and at Whole Foods.
The bitter greens in this stir-fry will make tannic red wines taste astringent, so choose a light-bodied red, like a good cru Beaujolais or a Gamay.