Chef Amanda Barnes, Executive Chef at TAO Chicago

TAO Chicago

632 N Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60654


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Charred Brussels Sprouts with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette and Puffed Brown Rice

Portion for 4


  • 1 tablespoon oil to cover pan
  • 4 cups Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup puffed brown rice
  • 3 tablespoons of cilantro lime dressing
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 sprigs of cilantro


  1. Blanch, shock, and halve the Brussels sprouts. Set aside.
  2. In a medium hot pan sear the shallot, ginger, and garlic with the oil.
  3. Once the garlic is cooked, add the Brussels sprouts and cook.
  4. Add chicken stock to create steam and season it with salt and pepper.
  5. Once stock has evaporated, add cilantro lime dressing, and cook down until glaze is created.
  6. Once glaze is created, plate dish and garnish with puffed brown rice and cilantro spring.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy!