Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Yesterday after I got home from work and I had a package from jlist.com
. Yes I'm an Internet shopping addict. I have a budget just for bento shopping. I ordered some fold up chopsticks to keep in my bag, and a few new rice presses to make sushi. I also ordered a set of flower shaped vegi cutters. They are made of metal so they actually slice really easily unlinke the plastic cutters, that u have to steam your slices to death before they will slice.
Anyway I made a couple of flowers out of the carrot and daikon I had left over from the sushi adventure. I chipped up what wasn't made into flowers and an onion (throwing the other half of an onion in a zipper bag and tossed it into the freezer for later use)
I pulled out a freezer packet of rice and popped into the microwave for 45 seconds to thaw it but leave it cold and dry. Everytime I make rice I make double or triple what I need and freeze the extras (while it's still hot so it microwaves well)
I put the cut outs in my microwave steamer and steamed for 3 minutes.
I made a quick fried rice and tossed it in my bento and arranged the steamed radish and carrot on top with 2 picks from a charaban pick set I bought a while ago. And was done!
Recipe here: recipes.sparkpeop
Total calories: 425
Verdict? I'm nice and full, tons of veggies and an egg for protien. A splash if soy sauce would have been great but I forgot to pack a bottle.