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Banh Mi Rice Noodle Bowl

Photo: Thomas J. Story

Total time 25 mins

Serves 4 to 6

It's all about the variety of toppings with a Banh Mi Bowl. Top your noodles with protein of your choice.


  • Noodles
  • 14 ounces medium-wide (linguine-style) rice noodles
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons Thai or Vietnamese fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • Toppings
  • Pâté, roast chicken, or seasoned, cooked tofu
  • Shredded carrots
  • Slivered green onions
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Diced cucumber
  • Sliced jalapeño
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 to 2 limes, cut in wedges

How to Make It

  1. Cook rice noodles according to package directions. In a large bowl, whisk together lime juice, sesame oil, fish sauce, sugar, salt, and Sriracha. Add cooked noodles and toss to coat.

  2. Arrange noodles in individual bowls, topped with choice of protein, then garnish with carrots, green onions, cilantro, cucumber, and jalapeños. Serve with additional sauce on side and lime wedges.