Asian Chopped Salad in Sticky Rice

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Ingredients:

1 cup sticky rice
1 ¼ cups water
1 Tbsp Kimchi Paste
1 Tbsp Plum Vinegar
1 Tbsp Mirin (or a little more, to taste)
3 Tbsp Sesame Oil
2 carrots, peeled, chopped and blanched
2 cups cauliflower florets, blanched
2 ribs of celery, remove strings and chop
1 sweet bell pepper, finely julienned
4 eggs, poached or fried
2-3 bamboo pickles, chopped
¼ cup crunch dynasty topping

You'll Need:

Elizabeth Cooper's Pairing Recommendations:

Big Fire Pinot Gris

Okunomatsu Junmai Daiginjo Sparkling Sake
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Directions:

1. In a medium saucepan bring water and rice to a boil. Cover and remove from heat and let cook for 25 minutes.
2. Whisk together the kimchi paste, plum vinegar, mirin and sesame oil.
3. Right before service toss the all the prepared vegetables with the dressing. Divide rice between four bowls. Add salad and garnish with bamboo pickles, poached egg, crunch dynasty and serve.

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