Foodie Tuesday – Gado Gado, a Colorful Recipe from the Moosewood Cookbook

This delicious and colorful recipe comes from the Moosewood Cookbook. Artist Clara Cheeves recommends it her favorite way to Eat Right, With Color! Enjoy Gado-Gado as the perfect springtime meal!

From the Moosewood Cookbook: “An Indonesian extravaganza: Yellow rice on a bed of spinach, covered with vegetables, tofu, and hardboild eggs. A gingery peanut sauce gets drizzled over the top, and crunchy flavorful ‘final toppings’ add a delightful finishing touch…”


1) A bed of fresh spinach goes on the bottom.

2) Yellow rice goes on the spinach. (To make yellow rice, cook 2 cups rice in 3 cups simmering water with 1/2 tsp. turmeric. Add a little extra water toward the end of cooking if needed until tender.)

3) An assortment of vegetables goes on the rice. Such as:

  • A small bunch of broccoli, cut into small spears and steamed
  • Fresh green beans, lightly steamed
  • Red and green cabbage, very finely shredded
  • Thin slices of carrot, lightly steamed or raw
  • Mung bean sprouts

4) Tofu and hardboiled eggs (sliced or chopped) go on the vegetables.

Makes approx. 6 servings

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