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Banh Mi Rice Bowl

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 400
Protein 30g
Fat 8g
Carbs 49g
Total Time 25 minutes

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Banh Mi Rice Bowl

Ingredients

Banh Mi Rice Bowl
Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 1 1/2 lb boneless and lean pork loin chop, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • Marinade
    • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce OR 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
    • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce (OPTIONAL)
    • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
    • 2 teaspoons lime zest
    • 3 fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 green onion stalks, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 cups cooked jasmine rice (or 6 cups cauliflower rice for lower carb option)
  • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 4 radish, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • Garnish
    • fresh cilantro, chopped
    • fresh basil, chopped
Steps
  1. Mix together the marinade.  Add the diced pork to a sealable plastic bag then pour in half of the marinade. Get out all of the air, then seal the bag and allow the pork to marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes OR up to overnight in the fridge.  If you marinate in the fridge, allow the pork to marinate at room temperature 20 minutes before cooking in order to help ensure a juicier piece of meat.
  2. Set a nonstick skillet on medium high heat.  Once hot add avocado oil, bell pepper and green onion.  Cook for 3 -5  minutes until the edges of the bell pepper are (somewhat) seared.  Then increase the heat to high and add the marinated pork.  Continuously toss the food together in the skillet until the pork is cooked through and the pork is seared, about 7 to 10 minutes.  Remove the skillet from the heat and add the remaining reserved marinade and mix everything together.
    Banh Mi Rice Bowl
  3. Assemble the rice bowl!  Add rice, cucumber, radish and shredded carrots, then top it off with the pork! Garnish and enjoy!
    Banh Mi Rice Bowl

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Calories
400
Protein
30g
Fat
8g
Carbs
49g
Sodium
700mg
Fiber
2g
Sugar
8g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.