jaipur vegetable curry (instant pouch from trader joe’s); basmati rice; tempura shrimp; garlic naan; honey greek yogurt
yet another trader joe’s instant fabulous bento! they have this awesome tandoori garlic naan that is so tasty! as well i am addicted to the curry pouches. the curry pouches are totally constituted, you just open them and heat them up. the shrimp tempura comes already made, it’s frozen, you just warm it up in the oven. very tasty.
curry, rice, hot dogs, dried apricots and crystallized ginger
belgian cream puffs, dried apricots, cherry tomatos, hot dogs, curry rice
S&B makes a good mild curry if you are sensitive to spicy things (like my boyfriend is). there’s an instant pouch version of the curry that is perfect for packing bentos. just place the pouch in boiling water for 5 minutes then pour over rice. if you can grill meat or shrimp, it makes a nice addition to the curry. for my bento, i just took some of the curry sauce and put it on my rice, and mixed it up when i ate lunch.
hot dogs can be very bland. i get the hebrew national hot dogs and cut them into thirds. i stir fry them in oil with yakisoba sauce.
if you are out of fresh fruit and if your main dish already has ample veggies, dried fruit is a good alternative treat. dried apricots in particular go with curry well, as do dates.
probably in this bento the thing that took the longest to cook was the rice. this is a VERY fast bento.