For this easy dinner recipe, we've taken inspiration from the popular Vietnamese banh mi sandwich, but lost the bun to make room for one of our favorite whole grains: black (aka forbidden) rice. To make these healthy grain bowls vegetarian, simply use additional tamari in place of the fish sauce.

Adam Dolge
Source: EatingWell Magazine, June 2019


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine rice, water and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer, cover and cook until the rice is tender, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, mix oil, tamari, fish sauce (or more tamari) and honey in a large bowl. Add tofu and toss to coat. Let stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally.

  • Whisk vinegar, sugar and the remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Add carrot and daikon and let stand for 15 minutes. Drain and discard liquid.

  • Divide the rice, tofu, marinated vegetables and cabbage among 4 bowls. Serve topped with herbs, Sriracha mayo and jalapeño, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

323.2 calories; protein 17.2g 35% DV; carbohydrates 41.3g 13% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 6.4g 26% DV; sugars 4.2g; fat 11.4g 18% DV; saturated fat 1.8g 9% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 3783.5IU 76% DV; vitamin c 7.5mg 13% DV; folate 18.5mcg 5% DV; calcium 216.7mg 22% DV; iron 3.8mg 21% DV; magnesium 16.6mg 6% DV; potassium 161.2mg 5% DV; sodium 589mg 24% DV; added sugar 2g.