Indonesian Vegetable Ragout

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


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By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1992

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Just the vegetable dish to serve with Indonesian Chicken Saté. Indonesian-Style Roast Duck with Coconut, or any time you feel like eating a tasty vegetable assortment.


  • 3 tablespoons peanut or olive oil
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
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Heat the oil in a large sauté pan or skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook 5 minutes. Add the spices, garlic, and ginger and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Then add the beans and carrots and place the cabbage on top. Stir in the coconut milk, sugar, and lemon zest and steam, covered, until the vegetables are tender. 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in the basil or mint, if using, and