We’re a team who loves to indulge but can also appreciate healthy swaps when chowing down on our favorite dishes. #SKCookbookClub selected ‘Healthyish’ by Lindsay Maitland Hunt as a prime example of a cookbook that can truly do it all.
Hunt is a writer, recipe developer and former editor of publications such as BuzzFeed Food and Real Simple. ‘Healthyish’ is her first cookbook, and quite a great one we might add. She whips up satisfying selections with wholesome ingredients that never sacrifice on the flavor front. Cue the Banh Mi ‘Rice’ Bowl: a brilliant rendition of a fan-favorite sando reimagined as a quick, healthyish dinner. Swap the baguette for riced broccoli and bring the big flavor guns by adding our Sriracha Mayo. Simple, scrumptious and an absolute weeknight dream.
Banh Mi ‘Rice’ Bowl with Spicy Pork and Sriracha Mayo
Adapted from recipe on page 170
1 large carrot (about ½ cup), shredded
3 Persian cucumbers, halved and cut into thin matchsticks
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 lb. lean ground pork
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/3 cup Sir Kensington’s Sriracha Mayo
3 cups cooked rice
¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
- Toss the carrots, cucumbers, 2 tablespoons of the vinegar, 1 tablespoon of the fish sauce, and 1 teaspoon of the olive oil, in a medium bowl. Set aside, tossing occasionally, while you cook the pork. The vegetables should soften and wilt slightly.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and ½ teaspoon of salt. Cook, breaking it up with a spoon into small pieces, until golden brown and cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the scallions and cook until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon of fish sauce.
- Serve the rice topped with the pork and any juices from the pan, the carrot-cucumber pickles, Sriracha mayo, and cilantro.
Recipe from Lindsay Maitland Hunt’s 'Healthyish' ( Harry N. Abrams, published 2018)