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9/20/13 4:52 P

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I just created this today for my lunch, and uploaded the recipe: Miso Vegetable Soup with Noodles.

http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de
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4/15/12 10:08 A

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My recipe uses BROWN rice, which has plenty of fiber--but you are right about the white rice usually used in sushi rice. Udon or buckwheat noodles are also an option


Hugs -- Edith Started at 220, made goal 160 now I have to get there again :-)

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4/10/12 12:30 P

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thanks for sharing. sushi rice has no fiber, unfortunately.

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4/8/12 3:08 P

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Thanks for sharing the recipe....my son and I love sushi, and want to make it, but plain regular rice is just way too bland. I have to give this a try.

Fall down seven times, get up eight. - Japanese proverb


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4/8/12 1:23 P

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Hi All,

Just thought I'd post my recipe for brown rice sushi rice. It is from The Book of Tofu, which I recommend for its recipes and just a fun read in Asian culture with a Japanese focus. The rice is also made with regular short grain brown rice, not any special rice that might be hard to find.

Rice:1 cup brown rice, washed, then soaked overnight in 1 1/3 cups of water (soaking 15 minutes in hot water, then turning on the heat, will do too). Simmer for 40 to 50 minutes, or until all water has been absorbed. Remove rice from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. I saw directions that called for adding a piece of kombu seaweed while the water is coming up to a simmer, and I tried that, but didn't notice any flavor from it.

Dressing: 2 1/3 tablespoons rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional 2 teaspoons of mirin or sake. I put this in a microwaveable bowl and zap for a few seconds until stirring can get all the sugar dissolved, which will also get rid of alcohol if that is a concern, but that isn't in the original recipe.

I pour out the rice onto a flexible plastic cuttingboard, which bows up to create a shallow bowl with the heat, but using a shallow bowl works well too. You need some sort of lip on the container to contain the dressing puddle at first, but you need wide access to work the rice and let the heat escape. I then pour on the dressing and start folding the rice with a spatula or paddle, kind of kneading it, until it gets sticky, takes a couple minutes, and that's it. The recipe says to fan the rice while folding--I have found that unnecessary using the board. Makes about 2 1/2 cups. I'm sorry I don't know the calorie count yet.

To freeze rice, from JustBento website directions, portion and pack before the rice cools and freeze. I've loaded up three tupperware type bento boxes with this rice and put them in the fridge for use over the next couple days. The rice cooks up fine in a rice cooker too--same water to rice ratio, and remember the wash and presoaking, but no timing necessary.

Edited by: EMAVERICK at: 4/8/2012 (23:02)
Hugs -- Edith Started at 220, made goal 160 now I have to get there again :-)

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7/1/10 3:45 A

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Hi, I'm new to this message board, and just love all the links to Bento sites....unfortunately it is a great time taker....enjoyable, but addicting. I just found a large round 3-compartment bento at a local store, and am looking forward to using it for my lunches. Also looking forward to recipes that others share. Gotta get a book.

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GEMINIDREAM's Photo GEMINIDREAM Posts: 35
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My barley comes out really sticky and forms up into a shape really well...I must be making it wrong or buying the wrong kind. haha It is a fun carb for me since it doens't blow up in my surgical tummy the way rice does.

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4/3/09 10:47 A

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Barley isn't composed of the same compounds so it will not be sticky. There are wonderful brown rice selections that Japan has come out with to substitute white sticky rice. I use it daily instead of white, tastes almost the same too!



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2/23/09 11:58 P

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Anyone ever tried barely in place of sticky rice? Very little nutritional value in that stuff. I can't get the barley to come out very sticky though.

Anybody?

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9/12/08 12:11 P

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I pack a Bento for lunches everyday. I pack one for each of my kids 4 and 7 and one for me. I think my personal fav recipe is not really bento style, but my kids love it. I take a tube of cresent rolls and some low fat moza chesse ( they don't like pizza sauce ) and peperoni and stick it in the oven for like 15 montues and we have quick easy homenade pizza that is perfect for them to take to school in there bento boxes. I am so happy I found this team. Happy friday.

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8/13/08 8:13 P

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I've gotten great ideas and some recipes from all of the videos on bentotv.com . I've only watched the first 20 episodes and I have already learned a lot.

One caution...the site crashed my Firefox browser a couple of times when I tried to load videos from the archives, but it did fine with Internet Explorer. c

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I love Maki's Just Hungry and Just Bento. I made up a big batch of her nikujaga recipe earlier this week for quick pack lunches. Handy too because Hubby and I have class tonight, so I can speedy pack us bento dinners to eat on campus. Seriously tasty food.

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4/14/08 11:02 P

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The NYTimes online had a great recipe for bento.
www.nytimes.com/2008/04/09/dining/09
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ni.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all&oref=slogin


I made it this weekend with red cabbage and it is really pretty.

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1/29/08 3:39 P

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wow! those look like some fantastic resource sites! thanks!!

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1/29/08 2:40 A

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I love justbento.com and justhungry.com!

I like rice, but I don't particularly like it plain, buttered rice isn't very diet-friendly, and authentic furikake (seasoning) is difficult to come by here. So check out Maki's recipe for gomashio furikake -- it's basically just toasted, salted sesame seeds: justbento.com/handbook/johbisai/home
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de-furikake-no-6-gomashio-sesame-salt


Also, a lot of recipes (from dashimaki tamago to miso soup) require dashi stock. She has like three recipes for low-salt, no-MSG dashi. If you can get kombu and bonito, you can make the traditional kind. If you can't find bonito, you can make a veggie dashi with kombu and shiitake. If you can't find kombu, all you need is dried shiitake mushrooms! Check out the articles (and make sure to read the comments for more variations):
www.justhungry.com/2003/11/japanese_
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sics.html
www.justhungry.com/vegetarian-dashi-
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1/28/08 5:39 P

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Dashimaki tamago (rolled omelet):
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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asp?recipe=215493


Adapted from lunchinabox.net:
lunchinabox.net/2007/07/10/making-ta
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goyaki-or-dashimaki-tamago-omelettes/


Technique video on YouTube:
youtube.com/watch?v=shzfK20TUj4

I lurve tamagoyaki :) It's good with green onion or hijii or other veggies mixed in, too (just like a regular omelet).

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Cool! Thanks Melanie!

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9/21/07 6:20 P

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Here is the link to my recipe for samosas.

*Note* They may not be totally authentic, but are very yummy and low-cal!

http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de
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9/13/07 3:46 P

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oh I FINALLY have wasabi, so I'll have to try this next time I make onigiris. Usually (IF I fill them at all) I'd use some tuna squeezed really dry and a bit of soy sauce in it.

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I have a really simple recipe for wasabi tuna. Take a can of tuna (in water, drained) & dump it in a bowl. Add a very small amount of mayo, just enough to lightly coat (I haven't made this since joining SP so I don't have the exact measurement). Then squeeze in wasabi paste to your liking (yeah, no measurements, I'll update this later).

I love to put this in sushi rolls with avocado and cucumber, or in the middle of onigiri (it is a little wet, so it will leak through).

Enjoy!

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8/13/07 12:08 A

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So i've finally done a recipe from that cook book! it was YUM!! i just wish i had a bigger skillet to cook in. LOL! Pork with Beancake (tofu). unfortunately it was so good i over indulged. i'll try to remember to post the recipe later today :D i think it would do good in a bento ontop of a small bed of rice..the gravy ..mmmm.. hehe!

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SWEEEET! :) I'm very excited.

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I just got the BESTEST cookbook ever from my mom. well she got it from my grandma..but anyway..

It's all about asian cooking for juniors and beginners! so once i've tried out some recipes i'll share them with y'all if they're easy and yummie too!

keep watch ;)

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This will be a thread just for us to share recipes we like and use, or maybe just find, for bentos! :D

I will start with putting the link to my Yakionigiri recipe on SparkRecipes.com

http://tinyurl.com/2wvn3n

If you find a recipe, it would be AWESOME if you could enter it on SparkRecipes.com. If not, please still share it here and I will if I make it. :D

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