In the left container: steamed broccoli, cucumber slices, steamed green beans, fried bamboo rice with edamame, and kiwi slices. In the right container: fried bamboo rice with edamame topped with pan fried turkey cutlet and herbs.
While this bento does not have 5 different colors, I do have protein (the egg whites in the fried rice, as well as the edamame and turkey cutlet), starch (rice), vegetables, and fruit.
I made a marinade for the turkey cutlet using Italian Parsley and cilantro, and reserved some of the marinade (before I put the turkey in it!) to put on top of the poultry after I pan fried it. The marinade also contains olive oil, salt, pepper, a drop of sesame oil, and Yuzu Ponzu sauce.
Bamboo rice is a light green rice that has been infused with bamboo extract. It does retain a slight green tinge after cooking and it is very pretty. I used Yuzu Ponzu sauce when frying the rice so as not to turn it brown with regular shoyu. I also added fresh parsley to the egg white in the rice, for more green color.
Here is the bento box I used for my green bento. This is a fun two tiered bento box in the shape of a frog. And I would say the best thing to pair with this bento is the Austrian wine, Grüner Veltliner. (Grün is German for Green!)
I love this idea! And I love green, lol. The marinade for the turkey sounds wonderful!ReplyDelete
Thanks Heather! The marinade was very tasty, and those turkey cutlets cooked up fast. Great bento stash!Delete
Very interesting idea ;)ReplyDelete
Thanks Lina! I may try my hand at a few more monochromatic bento ideas. :)Delete
Haha, lots of green in my bento today before I saw your nifty post here! The variety of textures makes this very appealing. Happy, healthy bentoing in 2014!ReplyDelete
That looks beautiful and delicious! Now I just want to go eat my veggies!ReplyDelete