This recipe is a pretty good ‘un, in my opinion (I know, I know, who asked me?). Not only does it taste good, but it’s got veggies in it and it’s a way of naturally colouring your food without using chemicals. Now, there’s no way anyone could suggest I’m not up for dying food whenever I get the opportunity, but somehow it seems wrong to dye savoury food. Don’t know why! When you introduce sugar, all the bets are off…
Also, once you’ve softened your veggies, you bung the whole lot into rice cooker and let it cook. Easy! Obviously, you don’t have to eat this in a bento – it makes a great addition to a hot meal, too.
I really like this bento box – I have a thing for single tiered boxes. I also love Animal Crossing. I don’t know if the box is still available, but I bought it from J-List. (If you click that link, you’ll be taken to the J-List site, so if you buy anything, it earns me pennies to buy new bento stuff! Thank you!)
Recipe for carrot and onion rice
- 2 cups raw rice
- 1 carrot
- ½ onion
- Splash soy sauce
- Process the onion and carrot until they are finely chopped, then sauté in butter until softened – but not browned. This will take around five minutes. Season and add the soy sauce.
- Add to a rice cooker with washed rice and an equal amount of water, and cook as normal.
8 thoughts on “Carrot and onion rice”
ooh what’s the yellow thing with the green stick in?
I bought a bento box but didn’t realise the size i got was so small 😦
That is a rolled omelette, or tamagoyaki! They are delicious! I’ll see if I can put a recipe up some time. Until then, you can find a recipe here: http://lunchinabox.net/2007/07/10/making-tamagoyaki-or-dashimaki-tamago-omelettes/.
Bento boxes can be deceptive, you can fit a lot more in than you might think if you use Japanese food rather than traditional western lunchbox items. But there is a way of working out how much food a bento box can hold if you pack it Japanese-style. The capacity in ml (find out by filling your box with water) will tell you how many calories it will carry. There’s more info here: http://lunchinabox.net/2007/03/07/guide-to-choosing-the-right-size-bento-box/
The rice sounds delish, but I’m in love with your bento box! So cute!
Thank you! They’re so cute, aren’t they?
I am a big fan of single tiered boxes as well. It’s always a challenge to find ones large enough to satisfy my kidlet’s needs. We do pack american style foods, and it takes a 450ml box to fill him up (and he is only 5!). The 650ml box I have is plenty for me, even without compact riceballs and egg omelets and such.
I am so in love with this photo, it’s a work of art, makes me want to taste everything it’s so beautifully presented. I can see I will be totally sucked into the work of Bento boxes and my boys would love to eat this way. Bethx
that is one fabulous looking bento – makes me hungry just looking at it