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Banh Mi Bowl (Paleo, Whole30)

This Banh Mi Bowl is like your favorite banh mi sandwich, but healthier! The base is made with cauliflower rice, then it's topped with veggies, a sticky-sweet pork and a simple sriracha mayo. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: banh mi, paleo banh mi
Servings: 3
Calories: 517kcal
Author: Erin

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 12 oz. cauliflower rice*
  • 1/2 cup cucumber sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 jalapeño sliced and seeds removed
  • cilantro for garnish

for the sriracha mayo:

  • 1/4 cup mayo**
  • 2 tsp sriracha***

Instructions

  • Start by cooking the pork in a skillet over the stove.
  • While the pork is cooking, slice the cucumber and jalapeño, and measure out the carrot sticks. Next, make the marinade by whisking the coconut aminos, arrowroot and ginger together in a bowl.
  • Make the cauliflower rice according to the package instructions.
  • At this point, the pork should be cooked. Add the garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Reduce heat to low, then pour the marinade overtop and stir together for 1 minute or until the pork is completely coated and the sauce is slightly sticky.
  • Divide the cauliflower rice into 2 bowls then top it with the pork and veggies. The final step is to make the sriracha mayo: simply whisk the mayo and sriracha together, then drizzle it over the bowls. Enjoy!

Notes

*I usually buy frozen bags of cauliflower rice instead of making my own 
**Make sure it's a whole30-friendly mayo. I like Chosen Foods and Primal Kitchen avocado mayo. 
***Try to find sriracha with minimal ingredients vs. traditional sriracha. I found some at Whole Foods with only 4 ingredients! Also, adjust the amount of sriracha as needed. 

Nutrition

Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 798mg | Potassium: 866mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2992IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg