Who else has eating healthy as one of their New Year’s resolutions? I’ve got just the recipe for you today: a guilt-free, delicious and hearty quinoa and rice bowl! This vegetarian banh mi bowl recipe is a bowl version of the beloved Vietnamese banh mi sandwich, and gets its protein from quinoa and a kick from a spicy vegetarian mayo sauce. It’s a super yummy super food lunch. I developed this recipe as part of the Allrecipes Allstars Tastemakers program. Rate, review, and photograph my recipe for Vegetarian Banh Mi Bowls on Allrecipes here, and see the full banh mi rice bowl recipe along with some of my cooking tips below. Want more recipes like this? Check out all my vegetarian recipes.
Tips for making this vegetarian banh mi bowl recipe
You know I love my shortcuts, so to make this banh mi rice bowl recipe a bit easier I used 1 packet of boil-in-bag quinoa (1/4 of a box) and 2 packets of boil-in-bag brown rice (1/2 of a box).
I can’t think of banh mi without thinking of the delicious pickled veggies in the sandwich. It’s not as difficult as you may think to make them yourself. While the rice and quinoa cook, you get your vegetables for the banh mi bowl pickling.
I used a mandolin slicer to make really thin slices of cucumber, carrots, and radishes.
You boil together a mixture of vinegar, water, sugar, sesame oil, and salt, then you let the veggies sit in a bowl with the pickling liquid for 20 minutes.
While that’s sitting, you can prep your spicy Sriracha mayo sauce for the banh mi bowls. Use egg-free mayo to keep this meal vegetarian.
When everything’s done, it’s time to assemble the banh mi rice bowls. Put it all together in a bowl with the remaining ingredients. For presentation purposes, I like to group the ingredients separately on top of the rice and quinoa, then drizzle with the Sriracha sauce.
Yum yum yum! Healthy, satisfying, and delicious! Here’s the vegetarian banh mi bowl recipe!