Monday, December 28, 2009
Brand New Bento Box
Christmas present! I love my new bento box. Just the right size, about 2 1/2 cups. There's a tray for stuff like rice (or crackers, or couscous, etc), which holds a cup, and that tray sits on the bottom container which holds fruit, veggies, anything else to go with the rice. A cover and an elastic strap hold it all together.
I was also given a beautiful set of chopsticks to go with my bento box, and that's certainly going to help me eat more slowly for the time being. Not one of my notable manual skills.
Of course I needed to make rice for my first bento in a "real" bento box. I cooked veggies (mushrooms, onions, broccoli) and love this combination with curry and sour cream, so I added some curry powder to some sour cream and put it in a silicone mini-muffin cup. Added beet petals. I also like cashews with my curry so they're in the box too. A clementine adds a nice sweet and acid contrast.
This bento: rice in vegetable broth, onions, mushrooms, broccoli, cashews, clementine, grapes, beet, curried sour cream.
Local foods: Sour cream (that's pretty lame)