Slow-Cooker Banh Mi Rice Bowls Recipe

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Everett Dean Modified: March 23, 2022
Slow-Cooker Banh Mi Rice Bowls Recipe

How To Make Slow-Cooker Banh Mi Rice Bowls

This flavorful Banh Mi is inspired by the classic Vietnamese sandwich, packed with tender pork, pickled carrots, and crunchy veggies served over warm rice.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 6 hours
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total: 6 hours 45 minutes



For Pork:

  • 1lbpork tenderloin
  • ¼tspkosher salt
  • tspfreshly ground pepper
  • 3garlic cloves,crushed
  • 1jalapeno,sliced
  • ¼cupsoy sauce,reduced-sodium
  • 1tbspbrown sugar

For Pickled Carrots:

  • 6tbspdistilled white vinegar
  • ¼cupsugar
  • ¼tspkosher salt
  • 1cupcarrots,shredded
  • 2radishes,cut into matchsticks

For Rice Bowls:

  • 3cupsbrown rice,cooked
  • 1cupred cabbage,shredded
  • 1cupEnglish cucumbers,(about ½ small cucumber), thinly sliced
  • 1small jalapeno,thinly sliced
  • ¼cupcilantro leaves


  1. Season the pork with salt and pepper, then place it into the slow cooker.

  2. Combine the garlic, jalapeno, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Stir to dissolve, then pour over the pork. If the slow cooker runs hot, add ¼ cup of water.

  3. Cover and cook on Low for 6 hours until the pork is very tender, turning once halfway through, if desired.

  4. When the pork is ready, shred the meat. Reserve the sauce.

Pickled Carrots:

  1. In a medium glass bowl, combine the vinegar, sugar, and salt. Stir until dissolved.

  2. Add the carrots and radish, and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Drain well and refrigerate until ready to use.

To Assemble:

  1. Place ¾ cup of rice in each bowl, top each with about 2 ½ ounces of pork, drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the reserved sauce.

  2. Top with ¼ cup of shredded cabbage, ¼ cup of pickled carrots, ¼ cucumber, sliced jalapenos, and cilantro.

  3. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 751.23kcal
  • Fat: 8.10g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.15g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.95g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.12g
  • Carbohydrates: 131.00g
  • Fiber: 6.79g
  • Sugar: 17.87g
  • Protein: 36.45g
  • Cholesterol: 73.71mg
  • Sodium: 972.28mg
  • Calcium: 94.05mg
  • Potassium: 1135.09mg
  • Iron: 4.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 275.14µg
  • Vitamin C: 24.33mg
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