20 recipes with Cocoa powder, Mirin, Rice, and Sausages

Leftover breakfast

One feature of making bento for lunch is that you're always left with some leftover rice and toppings. Why not using them to make a healthy and tasty breakfast?

Difficulty

Easy: 3 steps, 1 minute
August 17, 2015 by Paul

Teriyaki Smoked Salmon Don

There is literally no easier recipe in the world, that tastes so good and takes only few minutes to cook, including rice cooking time! I always do it during hot summer days, because it's a no-brainer.

You can serve it as a main dish with more fancy toppings, or as a side dish, but also it's a great addition to bento or a small snack!

Teriyaki pork cutlets

This recipe is easy to prepare, cooks in no time and you can prepare everything basically day before if you wish to give the flavors more time to distribute. And because it's cooked with almost no extra fat, it's really lean and healthy for summer dinners, when you don't really feel like eating anything heavy. A massive win!

Teriyaki sausages and rice bento

Sausages are a huge part of my bento making — they are easy to prepare, ridiculously delicious and so straightforward to store that I just like to toss some of them into any of my bento!

This particular recipe has a teriyaki twist, thanks to cooking the sausages in water with teriyaki sauce. Yum!

Sausage salad bento idea

Bento is not only rice, and you can eat a delicious meal with other ingredients like potatoes, green beans and... cornichons! This is my bento idea for days when I literally cannot look at rice, e.g. the day after sushi day. And, because most of the ingredients are pre-made in jars, you can quickly assemble this set when you're short on time. What's not to love about this bento idea?!