It could also be called my “oops I forgot to prep” bento, or “oh god is that the time? I’d better make something to eat” bento (I suddenly realised it was 2pm and I hadn’t eaten lunch, so this is what I made).
It uses things I always have in my fridge/pantry, and the longest part of the process is cooking the rice.
- 1/2 carrot
- 3 florets broccoli
- 3 florets cauliflower
- 1-egg tamagoyaki – I usually add slightly less than 1/2tsp sugar, because I like it a little less sweet
- 1 cup rice with some homemade furikake
Total calories: approximately 400
Usually, I would also include about 150cal of something meaty (usually chicken) but I didn’t have anything left that was ready to go. I’d made a huge batch of Torihamu last week, but the little bit that was left didn’t smell right (even Jacket wouldn’t touch it, and he’s usually begging me to share) so I chucked it out. Everything else was still frozen solid.
Also, I’m a little out of practice with making the tamagoyaki – idiot me forgot to oil the pan first, so it’s a less-than-attractive version. Still tasted just as good though 🙂
There would also usually be some sort of brothy soup in the bowl (miso, chicken, tomato, etc) but I only have miso at the moment and I don’t feel like that today. I’ll have a cup of tea instead.