This Chicken Banh-Mi-Style Rice Bowl, made with fresh herbs and crisp veggies, is dressed with soy sauce, honey and sesame oil and topped with jalapeño peppers.
Try our Chicken Banh-Mi-Style Rice Bowl and enjoy a fast alternative to this 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.
Heat rice according to package directions.
Combine soy sauce, honey and sesame oil in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined.
Place rice in the bottom of a large serving bowl. Arrange chicken, carrots, cucumbers and jalapeño on top of rice. Pour dressing over top.
Serve garnished with cilantro, mint leaves and lime wedges, if using.
Our Chicken Banh-Mi-Style Rice Bowl might sound complicated at first, but it’s actually very easy to prepare. Full of color and fresh ingredients, this rice bowl is undoubtedly easy on the eyes and packed with tons of flavor! Not to mention, it’s 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.
Want to experiment with your toppings? Boost the protein by adding a fried egg or swap the chicken here for shredded beef. You can also add some pickled daikon for an extra bit of tartness.
If you’re loving this Asian-inspired rice bowl, you might want to try a Korean Style Rice Bowl, as well.