Hello! Today's bento is for MisterMan and it's a rice bowl. I made a carnitas bowl: hapa rice (half white half brown plus quinoa) topped with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, carnitas (slow-cooked pork fried crispy), and cheese. You could also add chopped onion and cilantro, or salsa and avocado as well. Like tacorice, it's perfect for a donburi-type bento box, and so much easier to eat than trying to hold the ingredients inside a tortilla. The kids love eating rice bowl bento. And luckily, I have this stainless steel apple bowl for him and a panda bowl for her. I love the simplicity of packing these; you can just toss everything together and you're done. The upper tier contains blueberries, lychee, carrots and strawberries, and an Okinawan sweet potato crown. They conquered their first week of school and were victorious! I only hope the rest of the school year goes as smoothly. Super glad it's Friday tomorrow though -- happy weekend friends!
I am a former research scientist turned stay-at-home-mom of 2 who got started with bento in an effort to help my kids learn that eating healthy and nutritious foods can be fun and cute. I make a bento lunch for my 10yo (5th grader) son & my 6yo (1st grader) daughter every school day, and post the pictures on my sherimiya ♥ flickr photostream. Here in this blog is where I describe each bento, and you'll also get a peek inside our family adventures. Thanks for taking a look, and please let me know what you think ^-^!