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 and topped with jalapeño peppers.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 8 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 2 mins
Servings SERVES 2
Ready in TOTAL TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 8 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 2 mins
Servings
SERVES 2
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ cup cooked chicken, cubed
  • ¼ cup carrots, cut into julienne strips
  • ¼ cup cucumber, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped jalapeno
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Lime wedges (optional)

Instructions

  • 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. 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 jalapeno, and arrange on top of the rice for each bowl.  Pour dressing over top.

    Step 4

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

Vietnamese Tastes, Minute® Rice Style

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. This recipe is a wonderful way to experience easy international-inspired flavors at home.

Add-Ons

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 simple yet flavorful Asian-inspired rice bowl, you might want to try other tasty rice recipes like a Korean Style Rice Bowl, One Pot Chicken and Rice or our Chinese Egg Fried Rice