Bahn Mi Bowls

What's gaby cooking

I bought a new cookbook during my time at home cooking like a demon. I follow the Insta account What’s Gaby Cooking and love her stories- she is personable, down to earth, and her recipes are very approachable for the home cook. The cookbook is gorgeous! I have been wanting to try out a recipe and this weekend presented an opportunity. We are kind of sick of #sheetpan dinners, and I have been playing around with pickling, so I decided to try out her Bahni Mi Meatballs with a few variations to make them healthier.


For the Meatballs (makes 9 good-sized)

  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ginger miso marinade (I bought at Fresh Market in refrigerated section)
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 jalapeno, minced (deseed it if you don’t want spice)

Bahn Mi Meatball

For the “Rice”

  • 1 10 oz. bag of riced cauliflower (you can find in freezer section)
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Combine pork, garlic, ginger, scallions, miso, soy sauce, panko, and jalapeno in a large bowl
  • Mix well, and refrigerate for 30 minutes
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees, line a sheet pan with parchment paper
  • Remove meatball mix from refrigerator and form 9 good-sized balls. Cook them for about 20 minutes, or until internal temp reads 150 degrees. Remove from oven and allow to rest (they will come up another 10 degrees while resting)
  • While meatballs rest, heat oil in a skillet over medium. Saute shallots with a little salt and pepper until translucent, and then put riced cauliflower in. Do not add water! Saute riced cauliflower until it absorbs oil and starts to brown a little on bottom (kind of like fried rice)

You can serve this with a variety of sides. I made some homemade quick pickles and roasted some baby bok choy. The bowl was delicious, low carb, and filling! This recipe made enough for two nights of meatballs. I made another round of cauliflower rice for night two.

Bahni Mi Bowl



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