Tamagoyaki is a great and easy to make bento ingredient. It's savory taste goes well with vegetables and diary ingredients, it packs a reasonable amount of protein and will satisfy your hunger for a long time. It's good served warm, as well as cold.
Step #1: Ingredients
You will need these ingredients for bento:
- 1 cup of rice,
- few lettuce leaves,
- tomato, cucumber, or red pepper,
- grated mozzarella cheese or any other grated cheese,
You will also need ingredients for tamagoyaki:
- 4 eggs,
- 1/4 teaspoon of: salt, sugar, and soy sauce.
Step #2: Utensils
You will need rice cooker or a pot to cook the rice, and a frying pan.
Step #3: Cook the rice (10 minutes)
Wash and cook the rice following rice cooker's instructions or package of the rice if you cook it in the pot. You can cook rice while you prepare everything else, then fill the bento container with steaming rice and set aside to cool down.
Step #4: Prepare tamagoyaki (10 minutes)
Follow instructions to cook tamagoyaki, then let it cool for a minute or two and slice it into 1.5cm slices.
Step #5: Prepare vegetables (5 minutes)
Rinse and dry the lettuce, and other vegetables.
Fill the bento container with lettuce, then sprinkle on top with grated cheese.
Cut or slice vetegables: tomato, cucumber, or red pepper.
Step #6: Assemble the bento (2 minutes)
Place tamagoyaki slices on top of the cheese-sprinkled lettuce, then fill the remaining space with vegetables. Sprinkle with herbs or spices.
Let both containers to cool down, then close and you're ready to go!