Tamarind chicken over black rice with bell pepper and egg ribbons

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Tamarind chicken over black rice with bell pepper and egg ribbons

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Mediterranean, Lean & Clean, Diabetes-Friendly

2 Servings, 590 Calories/Serving

25–40 Minutes

Black rice forms a stunning base for these gluten-free rice bowls, topped with tamarind chicken, crisp-tender vegetables, and delicate egg ribbons.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • ¾ cup black rice
  • 10 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast strips
  • Sunbasket cashew-tamarind blend (cashews - coconut aminos - water - tamarind puree - sambal oelek - dried plums - fish sauce)
  • 1 organic orange or other bell pepper
  • 3 ounces organic green beans
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh cilantro
  • 2 organic eggs

Nutrition per serving

Calories 590, Total Fat 18g (23% DV), Sat. Fat 2.5g (13% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 230mg (77% DV), Sodium 280mg (12% DV), Total Carb. 67g (24% DV), Fiber 7g (25% DV), Total Sugars 8g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 39g
Contains: Eggs, Fish (anchovy), Tree Nuts (cashew)

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Cook the rice

In a small sauce pot, combine the black rice and 1¼ cups [2¼ cups] water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, 25 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the rest of the meal.


Prep and cook the chicken

  • Cut a small corner from the chicken packaging and drain off any excess liquid. Transfer to a plate; pat dry with a paper towel. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 teaspoon [2 tsp] oil until hot but not smoking. Add the chicken and cook, stirring once or twice, until lightly browned and cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Toss the chicken with half the cashew-tamarind blend (set aside the remaining blend for serving). Season to taste with salt and pepper. Do not clean the pan. While the chicken cooks, prepare the vegetables.


Prep and cook the vegetables

  • Remove the stem, ribs, and seeds from the bell pepper; thinly slice the pepper.
  • Trim the stem ends from the green beans if needed; cut the beans into 1-inch lengths.
In the same pan used for the chicken, warm 1 teaspoon [2 tsp] oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the bell pepper and beans, season with salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Meanwhile, prepare the cilantro and the eggs.


Prep the cilantro; cook the eggs

  • Strip the cilantro leaves from the stems. Set aside the leaves for garnish.
  • Crack the eggs into a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Lightly beat with a fork until just blended.
In a small frying pan over medium-low heat, warm 1 teaspoon [2 tsp] oil until hot but not smoking. Add the eggs, swirling to coat the bottom of the pan evenly. Cook without stirring until the eggs are set and beginning to release from the pan at the edges, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a spatula, gently flip the eggs and cook until just cooked through, about 30 seconds longer. Transfer to a cutting board to cool slightly. Gently roll up the eggs, then cut crosswise into ¼-inch-wide ribbons.


Transfer the rice to individual bowls. Arrange the chicken, bell pepper and beans, egg ribbons, and cilantro in piles on top. Serve the remaining cashew-tamarind blend on the side.
Kids Can!
  • Measure the water for the rice.
  • Strip the cilantro leaves.
  • Roll up the cooled eggs.
  • Help assemble the bowls.