My Meal of the Week feature examines an airline meal from my travels over the years. This may be a meal from earlier in the week or it may be a meal served over a decade ago.
After the disappointing Japanese-style curry chicken bowl, I was not all that optimistic about the cauliflower lime rice bowl in United Airlines First Class, but it turned out much better…this is a meal I would order again.
United Airlines First Class Cauliflower Lime Rice Bowl
United has committed to offering at least one vegetarian meal option on each flight in first class and one of the options this month is a cauliflower lime rice bowl (again served in a casserole dish rather than a bowl…).
It begins with a bed of cauliflower rice and is topped with chunks of zucchini, onion, corn, black beans, and scallions drizzled in lime juice and avocado salsa. Although this seems like the kind of dish that would be served cold, it was heated and served warm…and I thought that worked well.
The dish was light and a nice mix of flavors and I finished it. So often airline meals are incredibly heavy, but this was quite the opposite.
On the side was mozzarella cheese with a spicy tomato chutney, a cold roll, and cold “pie in the sky” cookie. The cookie and roll should have been warmed.
I took a slice of mozzarella cheese and the tomatoes and mixed it in the main course, which also worked well.
So how does this compare to the vegetarian “meatballs” last month? I thought this dish was better. I would order it agian.
Have you tried the cauliflower lime rice bowl on United? How was it?