Deliciously light and easy to whip up on busy week-nights. Photo / Babiche Martens.

Sticky Chicken Mince And Kimchi Bowls

An easy week-night meal packed with flavour

Sticky chicken mince alongside fresh, crisp vegetables makes for a quick, smart dinner. Pep it up with your favourite spicy kimchi, or if you're like me, you will keep as is and allow all the ingredients to shine.

Serves 4

2 cups brown rice
1 Tbsp olive oil
500g chicken mince
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3cm piece ginger, grated
2 spring onions, sliced
¼ cup rice wine vinegar
¼ cup tamari
1 Tbsp honey

2 Tbsp tahini
1 tsp lemon zest
2 Tbsp water
1 tsp sesame oil
1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds

To serve
1 carrot, cut into sticks
½ cucumber, cut into sticks
1 cup kimchi

1. Cook the rice in salted water according to packet instructions.

2. For the dressing combine the tahini, zest, water, sesame oil and seeds in a small bowl.

3. Heat the oil in a medium pan. Add the chicken, breaking up and cooking until lightly browned all over. Add the garlic, ginger and spring onion, stirring until softened and fragrant. Stir through the wine vinegar, tamari and honey, cooking until sticky and delicious. Keep warm.

4. To serve, place a cup of rice into each bowl, add the warm chicken, carrots, cucumber, a good spoon of kimchi and drizzle with dressing.

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