Bento no. 13: konbu flavoured rice & bunny egg
Hanging my head in shame, I had been away with work today, and had my first brownbagged lunch in many moons. Proper sandwich and crisps ( uh, packs of chips are known as crisps in the UK) as well, washed down with some OJ. So I can’t, just CAN’T wait to get back to my normal bentos tomorrow….even though the travelling absolutely knocked me out, I knew I am unable to face normal lunch food tomorrow – I fell asleep at about 3.30pm after my sandwich & crisps!
What is a girl to do when you’re too tired to cook? Well, speed bento! Just because you’re having something quickly thrown together it doesn’t mean it can’t be visually arresting (or what I think is arresting to me!).
Top tier: watermelon, nailed (hehe) blueberries , clementine slices surrounding a bunny-molded egg, blanched baby sweetcorn and sugar snap peas, sliced sweet peppers and some mixed salad leaves at the bottom. Oh, and a soy sauce pig to umami-fy my egg. Yes I know umami-fy is NOT a word…
I wanted to prove that leftovers bits of vegetables and rice does not have to be uninspiring or boring…and hopefully I have succeded with this bento. The only freshly cooked item was the molded egg, which I added some badly-cut nori features – boy, can’t WAIT till I get my nori punch! On the flipside, including making the egg from fresh, this bento took less than 20 minutes to put together -definately a vast improvement from my haphazard attempt yesterday!