Rice Noodle Bowls | The Eternal Hostess

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Bowls

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Freezer Friendly?: No
Prep Ahead?: Yes
Does it Keep?: 4 Days
Type: Bowl, Salad
Special Diets: Dairy Free, Egg-Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 86kcal
Author: Alex Alexander
Full of thinly sliced fresh vegetables, greens, and protein this is a great option for a "build-your-own" kind of night. Offer this produce-heavy option for your next night with friends. Who needs to go to a Vietnamese restaurant when you can make it at home?
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Ingredients

Base

  • 9 ounces dried rice noodles cooked to package directions
  • 4 cups spring mix lettuce
  • 1 small cucumber julienned
  • 2 small carrot julienned
  • 1 red pepper julienned

Toppings

  • 1/2 cup cilantro roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup peanuts roughly chopped
  • 1 lime cut into sections

Dressing

  • 1 batch nuoc cham

Protein

  • 1 batch lemongrass chicken *Other Protein Ideas in Notes*

Instructions

  • Cook Rice Noodles according to package directions.
  • Chop all vegetables and toppings.
  • Place cooked rice noodles and spring mix at the bottom of all your bowl or plate.
  • Top with carrots, cucumbers, and red peppers. Add lemongrass chicken (or protein of choice). Top with your preference of herbs and peanuts.
  • Top with nuoc cham right before eating. It's best to serve the nuoc cham in a small glass or bowl right at the table.

Notes

  • I used medium size rice noodles, but you could use small or even vermicelli depending on your preference
  • Offer multiple proteins to create more of a "choose your own" dinner adventure and accommodate for different dietary restrictions.
  • I also put some extra hot sauce out on the table for anyone that prefers a spicier bowl -- Sambal Olek or Siracha would be best

Nutrition

Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5670IU | Vitamin C: 48.5mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.1mg