Hi bento friends and happy Friday! Today's bento was inspired by megan's recent, lovely cherry themed bento. I'm always inspired by her carefully crafted, lighthearted and sweetly stylish bentos and get so many cool ideas each time I visit bento zen!
In this version, I used a really yummy brown rice blend found at Trader Joe's. "Brown Rice Medley" contains long grain brown rice, black barley and daikon radish seeds. Here's how it looks before cooking:
I added some mushroom bouillon for extra flavor and scattered some hazelnuts over the top when it was done--yum! Marinated baby peppers for the "cherries" with green beans and basil for the stems and leaves.
In the upper section, more green beans and zucchini peeled into pasta-like strips and sauteed in olive oil, butter, hazelnuts. Corn for more color and to perch a sweet food pick sent by a super bento pal--many thanks, you know who!
Garden nasturtiums and catmint in a delicate muslin bag:
Have a relaxing, fun weekend guys!