Chicken Banh-Mi-Style Rice Bowl

This Chicken Banh-Mi-Style Rice Bowl, made with fresh herbs and crisp veggies, is dressed with soy sauce, honey and sesame oil, then topped with jalapeño peppers.

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Chicken Banh-Mi-Style Rice Bowl

Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 2 mins
Servings SERVES 2
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 2 mins
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  • 2 cups Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup cooked chicken, cubed
  • 1/4 cup julienned carrots
  • 1/4 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1 tsp chopped jalapeño
  • fresh cilantro leaves
  • fresh mint leaves
  • lime wedges (optional)


  • Try our Chicken Banh-Mi-Style Rice Bowl and enjoy a fast take on the traditional Vietnamese dish. Full of flavor, this recipe calls for zesty herbs, cold veggies and a light Asian-style dressing made with soy sauce, honey and sesame oil. Toss with Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice for a filling rice bowl!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine soy sauce, honey and sesame oil in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined.

    Step 3

  • Place rice in 2 serving bowls. Divide chicken, carrots, cucumbers and jalapeño between the 2 bowls. Pour dressing over top.

    Step 4

  • Garnish with cilantro, mint leaves and lime wedges, if using.

Vietnamese Tastes, Minute® Rice Style

Our Chicken Banh-Mi-Style Rice Bowl might sound complicated, but it’s actually very easy to prepare. Full of color and fresh ingredients, this rice bowl is undoubtedly easy on the eyes and is packed with tons of flavor! It’s also on the lighter side, making it a great summer dish.

For those who need a bit of background, banh mi is a Vietnamese-French inspired type of sandwich. Traditionally made on baguette, the sandwich is layered with carrots, fresh cilantro, spicy chilis and crunchy cucumber. It often comes topped with protein, such as pâté, minced pork or a fried egg.

This version swaps the bread for white rice and exchanges spicy chilis for crisp jalapeño peppers. Dressed in a quick and flavorful soy sauce, sesame oil and honey dressing, it also boasts a lovely balance of both sweet and salty flavors. This recipe is a wonderful way to experience easy international-inspired flavors at home. Looking for a vegetarian dish? Try our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.


Want to experiment with your toppings? Boost the protein in this dish by adding a fried egg. For a different flavor profile, you could also swap the chicken for shredded beef. You can also add some pickled daikon for an extra bit of tartness.

If you love this simple yet flavorful Asian-inspired rice bowl, you might want to try some of our other tasty rice recipes. Start with a Korean Style Rice Bowl, our 15-Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner or our Microwave Egg Fried Rice

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