Friday, April 30, 2010

Bento #14

Hi everyone I thought I would change things up a bit and do another breakfast bento. As we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day so I wanted to share this one with you. As you all know I like to keep thing very simple in my bentos and this one is no exception. For this one I pulled out one of my sandwich boxes as I did with my breakfast bento before. I feel you don’t need a lot for breakfast just the right foods will do. I like to have high protein foods in my breakfast to help wake up my brain. So here we go.

This bento consists of simple grilled chicken that has been lightly seasoned with pepper and seasoning salt, red grapes, trail mix and mini yaki onigiri (my way).

You may be asking what I mean by yaki onigiri my way. Well I took my rice and mixed in a little butter (the way I have eaten since I was a kid), a little soy sauce and pepper. Then I micro scramble two eggs and mixed it in. Then I shaped them with my cookie cutters (these are the only cutters I have in my bento stash), place them on the griddle. I fried them on the top flipped them and fried the bottom. Then I brushed on a little soy sauce and flipped them again then brushed on a little soy sauce on the other side. Let it grill for about 1 minute then removed them.

These yaki onigiri are bite size and I love them. They are the perfect size for my smaller bentos. I also have larger cutters that I use for my larger bentos.

This bento was a great pick me up this morning.

So until my next bento, Itadaki masu!



I'm always fascinated with bentos and I LOVE that you've done with w/breakfast foods which is something I hadn't thought about. Great post!

allingoodfood42 said...

Hi Debra (Smith Bites), First off thanks for stopping by my blog. I love to make bentos because it helps me keep my portion sizes to a reasonable level. I think I have done one for every meal at some point. Doing bentos aslo gives me a chance to figure out how I can take a standard recipe/dish and downsize it for bento. I have so much fun doing that. I hope you stop by again.

pegasuslegend said...

What are bentos exactly I love all these posts but not sure what Bentos even means but I am thinking they are lunch portions or small. Loving the combo's

allingoodfood42 said...

Hey Claudia, A bento is a single portion meal served in a sort of lunch box call a bento. It is traditionally Japanese but there are variations in other Asian culters. The meal is usually home packed but now a days they do sell them in grocery and convience store. It is more than just packed meal bentos are generally designed to be balanced nutritionally and esthetically pleasing. Because bento making has become so widespread the foods that are put in them are pretty regional however most bentoist do add some traditional Japanese foods in them. I hope that explaination was clear enough. If not just let me know. And thanks for asking.