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Banh Mi Rice Bowls

This recipe turns the Vietnamese sandwich into an easy to eat rice bowl with a sweet relish and spicy yogurt sauce. Make this for a fresh and easy weeknight dinner!

Banh Mi Bowls

Servings: 4

Total Time: 2o minutes


For the meat:

  • 1 lb. ground pork

  • 1 tsp sesame or olive oil

  • 2 tsp dried basil

  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic

  • 1/2 bunch green onions, finely chopped

  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 Tbsp sweet Thai chili sauce or sriracha

  • 1 ½ Tbsp sugar

  • 1 tsp pepper

  • ½ tsp salt

For the relish:

  • 2 large carrots, coarsely grated

  • 1 English cucumber, coarsely grated

  • 2 Tbsp sugar

  • 2 Tbsp rice or white vinegar

  • ½ tsp salt

For the sauce:

  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt or mayo

  • 1 Tbsp sweet Thai chili sauce

  • 1/2 bunch green onion, finely chopped

  • Cooked white rice for serving


  1. In a large bowl or directly in a large saucepan, stir together all of the meat ingredients together.

  2. On medium-high heat, crumble the meat for 5-10 minutes until fully cooked.

  3. Stir together the relish ingredients in a large bowl.

  4. Stir together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.

  5. Assemble the bowls by adding the rice, pork, relish and topping with the sauce.


  • You can make the relish and the sauce up to a day in advance if needed.

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This recipe was adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe's Banh Mi Sandwich recipe.

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