Easy Bahn Mi Bowls
Team! We are talking bowls of food today. Sure, many recipes can be served in bowls, but a “bowl” has its own meaning these days. It usually means a base of some sort piled with add-ins and sauce and toppings. Most bowls are casual, but have BIG flavors and should be relatively quick to make.
I teamed up with Dr. Praeger’s to make these delicious BANH MI BOWLS, which are spicy and veggie packed. More importantly though, be sure to check out the Dr. Praeger’s BOWL BOSS website where you can enter to win a $1,500 prize pack! I would totally love it if a Macheesmo reader won the prize!
Okay, let’s cook!
1) Cook quinoa according to package. Once cooked, fluff quinoa with a fork and let it cool to room temperature.
2) For pickled veggies, slice veggies into thin strips or half-coins and add to a bowl with apple cider vinegar and salt. Stir together and let sit for at least 15 minutes.
3) Stir together peanut sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Adjust seasoning of sauce to your liking. Add more soy if you want it saltier or more sriracha for a more spicy version.
4) Cook Dr. Praeger’s Bibimbap Veggie Burgers in a skillet over medium heat with a drizzle of canola oil to prevent sticking. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side until veggie burgers are browned and cooked through.
5) To make a bowl, add about ½ cup of cooked quinoa to a large bowl. Top with a few big spoonfuls of the quick pickled veggies and a chopped up Bibimbap Veggie Burger. Top with fresh mint, microgreens, and spoonfuls of the spicy peanut sauce.
Easy Bahn Mi Bowls
One of my favorite layers on these bowls is the quick pickled veggies. Typically when you have a bahn mi sandwich, you’ll have these crispy pickled veggies on top and they are a perfect addition to a bowl like this! Just slice the veggies on the thin side and toss them with some vinegar and salt and let them sit for a few minutes.
Besides the veggie burgers, the only thing you need to cook for this is the quinoa. I like to simmer my quinoa in water for 15 minutes or so and then strain it and return it to a hot pan off the heat to steam for a few minutes. It gets nice and fluffy without getting gummy or sticky.
In my opinion, any good bowl of food will have a sauce on it to tie everything together. I went with a peanut sauce for this version. It’s easy to stir together but the flavors go really well.
Now the veggie burgers! These Bibimbap veggie burgers might be my favorite that Dr. Praeger’s makes. They have a really nice kick to them! If you don’t like spicy food, try a different variety!
Once you have all the pieces, just build your own bowl! Start with a few spoonfuls of quinoa, then a nice layer of the pickled veggies.
Top with a chopped up seared veggie burger and some sauce!
I also added some fresh mint and microgreens to mine for some fresh herb flavors.
My family ate these for dinner one night and loved them (I used their California Veggie Burger for the kiddos since it isn’t spicy).
Make some bowls for dinner this week and remember to head on over to Dr. Praeger’s BOWL BOSS page and enter to win a sweet $1,500 prize pack!