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Urab Portrait


Urab is a delicious salad dish of steamed vegetables that is traditionally served with “nasi” rice in Indonesian cuisine.

Serves: 4



  • 2 cups green beans, cut into short lengths
  • 2 cups mung bean sprouts
  • 4 cups roughly chopped spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • 1 red shallot, finely diced
  • 1 long red chilli, finely sliced
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • Juice 1 lime
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  1. Bring saucepan of water to boil, add green beans and blanch for 2 mins until bright green. Add sprouts and spinach and cook for 1 min. Drain vegetables, rinse under cold water until cooled, and drain again.
  2. Heat wok or frying pan over high heat. Add 2 tbsp water, sliced garlic, shallot and chilli and cook until water has evaporated and garlic, shallot and chilli are soft.
  3. Place blanched beans, sprouts and spinach in bowl. Add coconut and garlic mixture squeeze lime juice over. Using hands, mix well and massage ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Note: This recipe will serve four people as a substantial side, or more as part of a meal with lots of side dishes.


Adam Guthrie

Adam is a vegan whose passion for food began with a life-threatening illness and continues today in a lifestyle built around healthy cooking and eating. Adam is a qualified chef and wellness coach who specialises in a wholefood, plant-based diet. Adam shares how to prepare delicious, healthy food for health, energy and vitality. He conducts online healthy eating and wellness programs and gives keynote talks, live cooking demonstrations and cooking classes on the subject of healthy eating and living well.