About the Dish

Per Serving
Calories 490
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 770 mg
Total Carbohydrates 79 g
Dietary Fiber 11 g
Sugar 15 g
Protein 10 g
Chef Seth Freedman

Chef Seth has cooked with Oceana, March, and Tabla in NYC, and the Four Seasons and Bacchanalia at Star Provisions in Atlanta. His culinary style focuses on fresh, seasonal ingredients from local, sustainable producers.

Since joining the PeachDish team in 2014 as Culinary Director, Seth Freedman has created hundreds of exciting and fun-to-make menus using fresh, seasonal ingredients from around the South. Seth worked with top chefs in New York and in Atlanta, and worked as the Program Director for a farm to school pilot program aimed at developing standards-based, hands-on garden and cooking curriculum for children from kindergarten to fifth grade. Seth also spent several years working as a farmers market chef in Atlanta. During this time, he established and developed connections between the market and local schools, after-school clubs, senior living facilities, and other community organizations. At these community connection posts, he shared his culinary knowledge and expertise, giving hands on cooking instruction as he explained how farmers markets can benefit an individual's health and community. In 2016, Chef Seth was named a Georgia Grown Executive Chef for his commitment to locally grown food. Seth loves cooking and teaching. This is as obvious when he reminisces on his former role at farmers markets as it is when he discusses his role at PeachDish. He believes that the objectives for both positions are not so different; both as Market Chef and as PeachDish Culinary Director, Seth helps people approach the idea of cooking for themselves, and gives them the tools to do so in a way that improves their health and supports Georgia’s local farming community. PAST WORK: Oceana, NYC, New York; March, NYC, New York; Tabla, NYC, New York; Four Seasons, Atlanta, GA; Star Provisions, Atlanta, GA; Bacchanalia, Atlanta, GA; Seeds of Nutrition, Atlanta, GA; Community Farmers Markets, East Atlanta Village, Atlanta GA.

Pale Ale

Do beers have birthdays? Well, Good People Brewing’s, Pale Ale counts July 4th as its birthday - the day it was poured for the first time at their grand opening. A crisp, clean beer with a subtle caramel undertone makes it very quaffable. It’s why it remains the go-to "shift beer". For this dish of root vegetables and Chinese Southern Belle sauce, you want a beer that complements rather than overwhelms. This pale ale is perfect.

Gruner Veltliner, Dürnstein, Austria

Earthy notes take the spotlight in the form of root vegetables in this mildy spicy and slightly sweet dish. Gruner Veltliners can actually take on a root vegetable note along with other green herbs and spices, making it complement not only the main ingredient itself, but also the basmati rice. Domaine Wächau is an excellent producer, and one of the best co-ops in the world.


• Place a small saucepan over high heat. Add rice, 1 3/4 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. • When water boils, reduce heat to medium-low. Cover, and cook until all liquid has been absorbed and rice is tender, 35-40 minutes. • Remove from heat. Set aside, covered, until ready to serve.
MISE EN PLACE • Peel and thinly slice onion. • Thinly slice turnip. • Thinly slice carrot at an angle. • Peel and mince ginger. • Peel and mince garlic. • Discard any tough greens stems. Cut or tear leaves into bite-size pieces.
Place a sauté pan over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon cooking oil. When oil is hot, add onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to lightly brown, 1-2 minutes.
Add sesame oil, turnip and carrot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender, 4-5 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium. Stir in ginger and garlic. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add greens, You Saucy Thing sauce and 1/4 cup water. Cook, stirring, until greens are wilted, 3-4 minutes.
• Fluff rice with a fork. Divide between 2 bowls. • Top with stir-fry and benne seeds, and enjoy!