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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.

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

3/4 cup rice, 1/2 cup vegetables, 1/2 cup tofu & 1 1/2 teaspoons reserved sauce
323 calories; protein 17.2g; carbohydrates 41.3g; dietary fiber 6.4g; sugars 4.2g; fat 11.4g; saturated fat 1.8g; vitamin a iu 3783.5IU; vitamin c 7.5mg; folate 18.5mcg; calcium 216.7mg; iron 3.8mg; magnesium 16.6mg; potassium 161.2mg; sodium 589mg; added sugar 2g.

1 1/2 medium-fat protein, 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat