Vietnamese Turkey Banh Mi Bowl

spicy meatballs, jasmine rice, pickled vegetables, herb salad

1713 Past Meals

Serves: 2 Servings | Time to Table: 30 Minutes | Calories: 577 | Allergens: Contains Soy (Soy Sauce) + Gluten (Soy Sauce) | Excellent Source of: Iron, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C | Good Source of: Fiber, Potassium


  • - 2 Medium Bowls
  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Liquid Measuring Cup
  • - Measuring Spoons
  • - Medium Saucepan with Lid
  • - Rimmed Baking Sheet

What You Need:

  • - Aluminum Foil
  • - Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt
  • - Olive Oil
  • - Vegetable Cooking Spray

What We Send:

  • - Apple Cider Vinegar
  • - Brown Sugar
  • - Cilantro
  • - Cucumber
  • - Ground Turkey
  • - Jalapeno & Cilantro
  • - Jasmine Rice
  • - Minced Garlic
  • - Minced Ginger
  • - Mint
  • - Shredded Carrots
  • - Sliced Radish
  • - Soy Sauce
  • - Sriracha

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

Riesling is great with spicy food because of its slightly sweet peachy apricot flavors that counterbalance the heat.

Beer Pairings

The malty sweetness and balanced bitterness of a Blonde Ale pairs perfectly with sweetness and spiciness of the jalapeño in this dish.

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What To Do:

Vietnamese Turkey Banh Mi Bowl - Step 1

1. Pickle Vegetables: Place radishes and carrots in a medium bowl. Stir together vinegar, brown sugar, and ½ cup water. Pour over radish mixture and toss well to coat.

Vietnamese Turkey Banh Mi Bowl - Step 2

2. Cook Rice: In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring 1¼ cups water and ¼ teaspoon salt to a boil. Stir in jasmine rice and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

Vietnamese Turkey Banh Mi Bowl - Step 3

3. Make Meatballs: Preheat broiler. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, and coat with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, gently mix together, turkey, ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper, ginger, garlic, ONLY 1½ teaspoons soy sauce, and sriracha. Shape mixture into 12 meatballs and place on prepared baking sheet. Broil 8 to 10 minutes or until meatballs are done.

Vietnamese Turkey Banh Mi Bowl - Step 4

4. Prepare Toppings: Cut cucumber into sticks. Strain pickled radish mixture, reserving 3 tablespoons vinegar mixture. Stir together vinegar mixture and remaining 1½ teaspoons soy sauce.

To Serve: Divide rice between 2 bowls. Top each with 6 meatballs and half of pickled vegetables, cucumber, mint, jalapeño, and cilantro. Drizzle with vinegar sauce, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Pro Tip:

Handle the meatball mixture as little as possible so the texture doesn’t become tough.

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