Banh Mi Bowl

Rice bowls mixed with the right veggies and a delicious protein are all the rage right now, especially if the flavors are on point. I’ve tried a few amazing bowls and a few not so good. I recently attended an awesome Elite Networking Group in San Diego hosted by Cindy from The Pulse and met Lauren of Pop Up Picnic. She is relaunching her business this summer and wants to offer fresh locally crafted bowls for her picnics. I was ecstatic when she asked if I could come up for the recipes for her picnic menu. The super cool thing is that you can make this delicious Bahn Mi Bowl right at home or try it from Pop Up Picnic in San Diego. I’ll be sharing the recipe for The Goddess Bowl later this week too!

When we discussed flavors and styles of food Asian flare was mentioned. I immediately thought the Bahn Mi flavors would be great in a bowl. After making the Pickled Pear Tacos, I’ve just loved pickling different veggies. I figured an adobe style chicken would also pair well. It’s a dish my friends taught me how to make in a slow cooker and now I make it in the instant pot.

I love the brightness from the pickled raddish. The colors of all the veggies together just looks so pretty.  I totally think the visual presentation of the food has a major impact on the dish. But it still has to have the flavors! Try out this tasty new dish below!

Banh Mi Bowls
Rice (White or Brown) + Sauce from Chicken
Pickled Veggies
Adobo Chicken
Sliced Cucumber
Sriracha Mayo (2 Tablespoons of Mayo to 1 Teaspoon of Sriracha)

Pickled Veggies
2 Carrots or 1/2 Cup Shredded Carrots
4 Radish, sliced thin
1/4 Jalapeno, sliced thin
Simmer 2 Cups of White Vinegar, 2 Tablespoons of sugar, 1 Tablespoon of Salt, 1 Teaspoon of peppercorns until it boils.
Remove from Heat
Add liquid to ball jar
Add shredded Carrots, raddish and jalapeno in pickle liquid – Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Adobo Chicken
1 Pound of Chicken Cubed
1 Yellow Onion, sliced
2 Tablespoons of chopped Garlic
1/2 Cup Soy Sauce or Liquid Aminos
1/2 Cup White Vinegar
Turn instant pot on simmer – saute onion for 2 minutes, add garlic for 1 minute
Add Chicken, Liquid Aminos, vinegar and pepper
Cook in Instant Pot for 30 minutes

I cannot wait to make these again for the family. The simple flavors of the adobe style chicken mixed with the bright pickled veggies is so tasty! The added sriracha mayo ties all the flavors together. I hope you get a chance to try this recipe at home or give it a try at the next Pop Up Picnic in San Diego!

This post is sponsored in collaboration with Pop Up Picnic. All opinions are my own. 




I love sharing about family, food and fun in and around San Diego! Enjoy, Bri

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