Bento: Chicken and Sugar Peas

Ingredients:

Chicken:

  • 1 chicken breast (sliced)
  • 1/2 tbs garlic powder
  • 1/4 tbs salt
  • 1/2 tbs ground black pepper
  • 1/4-1/2 tbs chili powder

Sugar Peas:

  • 1 bag sugar peas
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbs garlic powder
  • 1/2tbs pepper
  • 1/4 tbs salt

Directions: Take one chicken breast and cut them into sliced pieces. Marinade the chicken breast in the spices for about half an hour before cooking. Cook on medium heat until done. NEVER eat raw chicken.

For the sugar peas, warm up a small pan and add a couple tablespoons of olive oil. Once the oil is heated, add the sugar peas. Stir fry for a minute or two then add the soy sauce, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and chili powder. Stir fry for an additional 5-6 minutes.

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So yet another bento for lunch. This one was for my lunch for yesterday. If you’re wondering what’s the purple stuff, I promise you it’s not some foreign, unedible object. It’s actually a mixture of brown rice, barley, and black rice. I’m in the process of eliminating white rice from my diet, for health reasons. Most people can’t stand the taste of brown rice because it’s “hard” but a little trick when cooking this mixture of rice:

Wash the combined rice and then add the appropriate amount of water. Let it soak in the water for 10 minutes before putting it in the rice cooker to cook. The rice comes out fluffy and not super sticky, like I’ve found it to be in other places.

I actually really like the taste of brown rice. Anyway, my mom made this rice combo for me by combining one whole bag of brown rice, with half a bag of barley, and maybe about less than 1/4 a bag of black rice. The black rice is the reason as to why the rice comes off as being purple. The rice that I get is organic and the black rice is rather expensive, that’s why I use it sparingly, but not only that…my mother says that it’s to prevent the rice from looking too “dirty.” haha, at least that’s what the english translation is. Oh moms..

Anyway, I will be posting things that I made for lunch from here on out, little by little. Although these are not the traditional type of bento that most people are familiar with, it still has the same idea/feel to it.

Cheers

Josie

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