Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Green Bento

Green Bento, originally uploaded by sherimiya ♥.
Here's my Green Bento for St. Patty's day!

I made furikake cod, which I wrote about here. I added steamed broccoli and a cup of fruits: strawberry, clementine and cherry tomato.

I also made jade (bamboo) rice, which in the past has always come out very light in hue. This time I steamed some kale and used the steam water for cooking the rice, hoping to improve the color. I think it may have helped a little, but what helped a lot was adding in the minced (in processor) kale after cooking! Before you say "yuck", I have to say that the kale didn't add all that much taste to the rice, and it's such a vitamin-rich vegetable I had to try it. You can just pretend it's furikake! That's what I told the fam, and like magic, they chowed it down! It goes really well with the furikake cod (you can also use salmon). I put the rice in the cup, and decorated with an edamame clover and maroon carrot flowers.
Here's the jade rice before cooking:
Happy St. Patricks Day, bento friends. I'll be drinking green tea to celebrate! *clink* ^_^


  1. Lovely green! I love the rice, little edamame clover with carrot flowers are just adorable! I remembered mixed Audrey's rice with finely chopped spinach because she doesn't like to eat spinach when she was small hehehe ... Love to see your various kinds of rice before you cooking it (^.^)

  2. *clink* Cheers!

    "It's pretend furikake"! Love it. It adds a touch of "fancy" to your rice! :)

    Hope you had a nice day!

  3. Hi Sheri I love this bento. I would love to try some of that Jade Bamboo Rice. I will have to find some to try it out.

    I also stopped by to pass on a thank you for your efforts as a bento blogger. Your blog inspired me on many occasion in my own bento making. I wanted to let you know that I am passing on to you the Sunshine Award in an effort to say thank you for all you have done.

    Please stop by this link and pick up your award.

  4. *clinkoing a mug of green tea back* :) lots of green food but u did well to mix in a few other colours too.

  5. Happy St. Patty's Day! It's Jade rice colcannon! I like my mashers with kale and green onions, kale is tasty. Beautiful Irish green bento. :D

  6. Congratulations on your award Sheri! You deserve it!!! Best wishes

  7. Beautiful exploration of green! This cod looks amazing, too. Love the photo styling: all the details say springy-youthful-green-emergence!

  8. Thanks Lia! I did the same with my kids when they were little too. Still works, haha!

    Cheers Debra! Thanks for the happy thoughts and good wishes! Yay for "furi-kale-ke"!

    Thank you for the sweet words Marisa, and the lovely award! Very honored to receive it from you and flattered that you thought of me!!

    Cheers javapot! Green is good, but I just can't quit my colors :)

    Thanks Susan, Colcannon for sure! I should have added cream, butter and bacon!!

    Bento Box, Thank you!!

    Bentobird, Green, explored, haha! Thank you kindly, dear! :)

  9. love all the shades of green in this one, and how it still has a completely signature sheri vibe about it with the extra bursts of color and the cute tiny accents (picks and cut-outs). what a nice festive meal!

  10. Thanks megan! So excited to have a signature sheri vibe; it sounds cool and professional!