Steamed Vegetables with Rice-Wine Vinaigrette
The vegetables gain a sweet, clean taste from the vinaigrette.
- 1/4 cup rice-wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/3 cup cold water
- 4 large carrots
- 4 heads baby bok choy
- 2 red bell peppers, cut in half, seeds and ribs removed
In a small saucepan, combine rice-wine vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, and 1/3 cup cold water. Set over high heat, and bring to a boil. Remove pan from heat, and set rice-wine vinaigrette aside to cool.
Using a mandoline or a sharp slicing knife, julienne the carrots. Cut the bok choy on the bias into 1/2-inch-thick strips. Cut the bell peppers into very thin strips.
Fill a large high-sided skillet with 1/2 inch water. Set over high heat, and bring to a boil. Place three small steamer baskets in skillet.
Arrange carrots in one, bok choy in another, and peppers in the third. Alternatively, use one large steamer; make alternating layers of carrots and bok choy, and top with peppers. Steam vegetables until bright and tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl.
Drizzle the vegetables with reserved rice-wine vinaigrette, and serve.