Our Version of Rumbi Rice Bowls with Rumbi Rice

Rumbi Rice Bowls from FavfamilyRecipes.comWhenever I visit Utah I HAVE to go to Rumbi. Rumbi is one restaurant that I crave all the time. I love it. I have been determined to duplicate their Spicy Hawaiian Teriyaki sauce for some time now but haven’t had the chance until just recently. I just bought a bunch of the sauce, brought it home, and spent a full evening with different ingredients trying to duplicate it. I finally figured it out (at least to the point where I can hardly tell any difference between the two sauces).

As far as the Rumbi rice goes, I already had that one down. I had a recipe from when I lived in Hawaii for coconut rice that tastes JUST like Rumbi rice.. so I just used that and it was right smack on. Anyway.. enough talking. I hope you are as excited as I am about these Rumbi Rice Bowls. FINALLY, I can satisfy my Rumbi craving without having to travel to Utah!

This recipe is for the Chicken Spicy Hawaiian Teriyaki Rice Bowl with Rumbi Rice. If you don’t like Rumbi rice, of course you can serve it with regular rice, brown rice, or noodles..
(makes about 4 bowls)

Our Version of Rumbi Rice Bowls with Rumbi Rice

Our Version of Rumbi Rice Bowls with Rumbi Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 4 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 3 celery stalks, washed and sliced
  • 1 zucchini, chopped into small cubes
  • 1 1/2 c. chopped broccoli florets
  • 2 c. chicken, grilled and cut into small cubes (OR you can get the pre-cooked grilled chicken strips at Costco in the deli section. It comes in a 2-pack.. use one of the packages and cut up the chicken into little cubes.. just saute the chicken for a few minutes in a skillet before serving)
  • *Rumbi Rice (see recipe below)
  • **Spicy Hawaiian Teriyaki Sauce (see recipe below)

Instructions

  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots, celery, zucchini, and broccoli (pretty much equal parts of said vegetables.. you can add more or less veggies depending on your taste). Saute ONLY until vegetables are crisp tender. About 1-2 minutes tops.
  • Serve over Rumbi rice and top with chicken. Serve with Spicy Hawaiian Teriyaki Sauce on the side (about 3 Tbsp. per bowl.. you can add more or less depending on your taste).
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*Hawaiian Coconut Rice with Red Beans (aka Rumbi Rice)
2 c. long grain white rice
2 1/2 c. water
1 (14oz) can coconut milk (about 1 1/2 c.)
1/2 Tbsp. sugar
1 can red beans, drained and rinsed
Combine all ingredients in a rice cooker. Gently stir it all together so the beans are all mixed. Place the lid on and start the rice cooker. Fluff rice with a fork before serving.
If you don’t have a rice cookerCombine water, coconut milk, and sugar in a saucepan. Stir in rice and beans. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 18 to 20 minutes, until rice is tender.

**Spicy Hawaiian Teriyaki Sauce:
3/4 c. Mr. Yoshida’s teriyaki sauce (found in the grocery store by the BBQ sauces)
1 tsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. chili garlic sauce (in the Asian section of the grocery store.. we used the one in the clear plastic jar with the green lid — if you want to make it spicier.. add more of this to the sauce)
1 tsp. fresh ginger
pinch of salt
pinch of brown sugar
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. cold water
Combine Yoshida’s, soysauce, garlic sauce, ginger, salt, and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Combine cornstarch and water and SLOWLY add to sauce for thickening. You want it to be slightly thicker than the Yoshida’s sauce. Allow to simmer for about a minute. Cool to room temperature and serve with your rice bowls. (If you find that the sauce is too thick when it cools, just add a little more Yoshida’s to it)

Comments

  1. I LOVE Rumbi and I crave it all the time!! I was in AZ and I didn't get to have it b/c I was SO sick from morning sickness. I'm stuck on the east coast far away from all of my favorite restaurants, can't wait to try this!!!!

  2. you totally made my day. I am pregnant and have been craving this for the longest time! SO A BIG THANK YOU from me and the baby

  3. I made this for dinner last night. My husband was very satisfied. Thanks! Now, if you can figure out their honey mustard dressing, my dad would love you.

  4. I can't find the Mr. Yoshida's sauce. I've looked at 4 different stores. Any tips on what else I can use that would have a similar taste? Is it a sauce and marinade or a thicker sauce? This looks so good and I really want to make it!

  5. It is usually by the BBQ sauces… not the teriyaki sauces and Hawaiian stuff. I know they have it at Costco, WalMart, Albertsons, Fred Meyer, Smiths, and Safeway. Did you ask a store employee if they have it? It is just a nice, thick teriyaki sauce. If you needed to I am sure you could use another sauce, I just love the consistency of Yoshidas!

  6. We made this last night….WOW! It was great, thanks for doing all the testing to get it right, it was fabulous!

  7. I've Rumbi before, but from the recipe I knew I'd like this dish. And we did, I'm making it again for a second time tomorrow. Thanks, Erica.

  8. Found this on pinterest. I love rumbi, but I hate zucchini so I always pick it out. How awesome will it be to make it myself with extra broccoli & carrots. Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. I LOVE this dish!! As well as my family! Its one that they request a lot. In my honest to goodnes opinion, your coconut rice is much better than Rumbis coconut rice!! Keep on cookin’ and bakin’ girls! We luv your recipes.

  10. Agh!!! I’m so excited I found this. We have been away from Utah for a year now and I have totally been craving this. I’m so excited to make it and share with our friends. Thanks Erica for sharing :-)

    Sincerely ,
    Stay at home Army wife & mom

  11. I’ve never been to Rumbi, but I made this tonight and it was delicious! I love your website, thanks for the great recipes!

  12. Thank you so much for this receipe. I moved from Salt Lake a few years ago and have really missed one of my favorite places, Rumbi!

  13. I have looked for the teriyaki sauce and cannot find it. They only carry the original gourmet sauce-sweet & savory, cracked pepper & garlic sauce-thick & spicy, hawaiian sweet & sour sauce-zesty & sweet. I cannot find the chili garlic sauce or fresh ginger. Please HELP!

    • The original gourmet sauce is the one that you want (the Yoshida’s). I have found it at WalMart. Fresh ginger can be found in produce (you may have to ask where it is) and the chili garlic sauce is by the Asian stuff. If you can’t find chili-garlic, just get chili sauce (usually with a green cap) and add a clove of garlic. Hopefully this helps!

  14. Hey this is Jenny with The Happy Gal……,LOVE this Recipe. One of my favorites. I featured this in a blog post this week :) Just wanted to say hi and let you know I love your Blog!!

    • Thanks Jenny! And thank you for linking back to us! Love your site and I’m loving the tomato and zucchini post!

  15. I have been making this for my wife and kids. I steam the veggies and use leftover pulled pork from the fridge. I like to heat up the pork or chicken in some sauce for extra flavor. I have been buying pints of sauce from Rumbi when I go in, I am so happy to know how to make it myself now. Thank You.

  16. I absolutely love this recipe, however, do you have any ideas how I could better conceal the veggies for my kids they absolutely hate veggies but this tastes so great for the adults. I’d like my kids to eat it as well.

      • I did it in a rice cooker. I have two more questions, did you use unsweetened or sweetened coconut milk? Also when you sauté the veggies did you add any spices?

  17. Hi! I just found this and am so excited to try it! Quick questions: Can I make the Rumbi Rice in a pot? I don’t use/have a rice cooker. And how spicy is the sauce? I am such a wimp about spicy food (ie medium salsa is too hot for me). If I need to make it less spicy, can I just leave out that spicy ingredient you said to add more of if people want it spicier?

    Thanks so much!

    • Yes, you can make it in a pot. Just follow the measurements in the recipe but do it in a pot using the appropriate cooking times. For the sauce.. I don’t think it is spicy but in your case you might want to leave out the Sriracha completely!

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