Vegetarian Banh Mi Bowls
Vegetarian Banh Mi Bowls
Category : Vegetables


3 quarts water
1/2 (14 ounce) package boil-in-bag brown rice
1 quart water
1/4 (12 ounce) package boil-in-bag quinoa
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
2 carrots, thinly sliced, or more to taste
6 radishes, thinly sliced, or more to taste
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup egg-free mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Pour 3 quarts water into a saucepan and add boil-in-bag rice packets. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove bag using a fork and drain. Pour cooked rice into a bowl.

Pour 1 quart water into a saucepan and add boil-in-bag quinoa packet. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, about 10 minutes. Remove bag using a fork and drain. Pour cooked quinoa into a bowl.

Place cucumber, carrots, and radishes into a bowl. Combine vinegar, 1/4 cup water, sugar, sesame oil, and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour mixture over the vegetables in the bowl. Let stand 20 minutes, then drain.

While vegetables are pickling, combine mayonnaise and sriracha sauce in a small bowl. Stir until well combined and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Add 1 cup cooked rice and 1/2 cup cooked quinoa to each of 4 bowls. Divide sriracha mayonnaise evenly between the bowls, drizzling over the rice and quinoa. Layer pickled vegetables on top and add 2 tablespoons each of the chopped peanuts and cilantro.

serves 4