Wednesday, May 2, 2012
And So It Begins: Bento #1
Today I packed rice onigiri with sesame furikake, "ugly carrots" (carrots brushed with balsamic vinegar), cherry tomatoes, sesame green beans, shelled green peas, sliced string cheese, lunchmeat rolls, strawberries and gluten free soy sauce in the fish.
For my first bento, I was surprised at how well everything travelled (this photo was taken after my generic snap box spent the day in my purse.) However, my eyes were much bigger than my stomach - even in a bento box labeled 2.1 cups this was entirely too much food.
I made the onigiri last night with leftover sushi rice, but I'm afraid they are too thick. Not only was this too much rice, but they were beyond bite-sized. Tomorrow I plan on trying a locking sterilite container and packing a less busy box.