Monday, 8 June 2009

Recent bento

The hot weather we've been having the past few weeks brought out a craving for sushi and onigiri. In this lunch we had onigiri with teriyaki beef filling, inarizushi, mini beef patties, peppers and grilled asparagus.


I didn't previously use sushi grass dividers (baran) but after buying a cheap pack recently and using it a few times, I am really liking it. It is pretty useful in dividing food that might stick, helps with the layout of food and also adds a nice touch of colour.

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Chicken and mushroom chow mein with a side of steamed broccoli florets. As usual, they were dinner leftovers and I just packed the noodles and added the broccoli when the husband was washing up after dinner.

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Parsley couscous, grilled asparagus and chicken with sundried tomato and mustard sauce. Just about everything was leftover from dinner; it's a good thing everything tastes good hot or cold. I just cooked about double the amount and packed the rest into bento boxes. They were in the fridge overnight and then ready to eat the next day without reheating. I placed them in insulated bags during the day and that worked well.

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Another leftovers lunch of kai lan in oyster sauce, cherry tomatoes and claypot chicken rice.


denise said...

you are amazing. i've never seen leftovers look so good!

bridezillabakes said...

Beautiful! I am about to get married and start a new job: stress! Since I love doing it, I will be the main cook in our house, so this is very inspiring... I can actually get lunches and dinners taken care of at the same time! And make it look and taste good!

Nilmandra said...

Denise: Thanks, a lot of it is presentation ;)

Bridezillabakes: Congrats on the upcoming wedding and new job :) I am sure you will have fun cooking for two. It takes a bit of planning but making two meals (dinner and lunch) in one makes so much sense.

Maya said...

Can't go wrong with leftovers:)

Nilmandra said...

Maya: Leftovers save me time and money :)

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