Husband's bento: microwaveable Pyrex
This week I threw together a super-simple bento from what happened to by laying about the house. White rice in the magical rice cooker of AWESOME (I am madly in love with my rice cooker; can you tell?) with some frozen peas dumped in for color, butter-sesame chicken, and some Sriracha-and-saké-glazed carrots. Simple, tasty, and it used up a lone freakishly enormous carrot that was lounging around in the fridge and the last four shiitake mushrooms. Even if I did overcook the chicken a bit.
my bento: cute little tiffin
chicken, cut into bite size pieces
Sauté the chicken and mushrooms separately in plenty of butter (or on separate sides of a big frypan, like I did).
Mix it all together, add a splash of soy sauce, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and you're good to go.
Sriracha-saké glazed carrots
carrots (or singular carrot, if you've got an Arcturan Mega-Carrot hiding in your crisper)
toasted sesame oil
Heat oil in a frypan, add carrots, then dump in a healthy splash of saké and cover. This steams the carrots a bit, making cooking go much faster. It also imparts yummy saké flavor.
Attack with Sriracha, some brown sugar, and a bit of soy. Stir around to form and thicken the sauce a bit, and then nom.