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Friday, February 18, 2011

rainbow rice bento

Hi bento pals! Today's lunch is Korean-inspired: fried rice with diced radish kimchee, rainbow chard, baby brussels sprouts, orange peppers, buna shimeji mushrooms, carrots and scallions with baby tomato and watercress accents.

Sliced five-spice chicken also for lunch, along with a traditional Korean cookie in a pretty flower shape, blueberries and a blood orange slice. The fried rice has a special nutty, green flavor from a drizzle of Korean perilla oil:
An after lunch snack of Korean rice cakes, whose packaging inspired the colors in this bento...
Have a fun weekend!

30 comments:

Mayu said...

Wow, very colorful bento! I love your bento box too!

Bentobird said...

Hi Mayu, thanks for sharing your sweet comment! I always come back to this particular bento box :D

Token (Bento-Lunch-Blog) said...

Love at first sight!!! *___* :D :D :D

Bentobird said...

Hi Token! Aw thanks, glad you liked. Happy weekend!

Karina said...

You nailed the colors perfectly - they always make me smile. Enjoy your weekend - I hear it's sunny - can you send some back our way.

Bobo said...

oh.. thats a perfect bento..yummy..

Bentobird said...

Hi Karina, thanks so much, given your sharp eye for color that's a lovely compliment! OK, I'll send over some sun...but we are also to get 60 mile hour winds :o!

Bentobird said...

Hi Bobo! Thanks and have a super weekend ^^!

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

Beautiful delicious lunch as always! Yummy :D

tatabonita (y-rahmasari) said...

Wow, it's so fun! You ate the rainbow Jenn, that must have made you very happy, the rainbow eater :D

Emily Ng said...

I want to eat the rainbow too, Jenn...hehehe...super great bento!!!
Have a super great and rainbow color weekend too. ;)

Bentobird said...

Hello and thank you Jenn!

Bentobird said...

Tee hee, cute comment, Ta ^^!

Bentobird said...

Hi Emily, what a cheery comment--thanks and wishing you the same, hugs!

Robin said...

Say Jenn, You captured your rainbow perfectly. I think I'm will try adding some kimchee to my fried rice soon, nice flavor combination. Another tasty posting friend!

Bentobird said...

Hi Robin! Hope you'll give kimchee a try in your fried rice soon, it adds a little special zing! Have a fantastic weekend, going to fly over to your blog and see what's cookin'!

Mrs. P said...

wow I gotta get myself one of those oil because your food looks delish! what kind of taste does that oil give out? I love korean food...and japanese food. heheh!!

Bentobird said...

Hi Mrs. P! I love this oil--it has a nutty taste with hints of the fresh green herbiness of perilla. It also has healthy omega oils.

Thanks for visiting, happy cooking :D!

Kay Heritage said...

Oh, yeah! Korean Bento! THANK YOU!! Love the beautiful arrangement! And I love perilla oil. :)

Bentobird said...

Hi there Kay! I always think of you when I put a Korean foods bento together ;) Perilla oil is awesome, glad you're a fan too :D

Cooking Gallery said...

Wow, this looks so pretty and colourful...!!

Bentobird said...

Hi there, thanks for this nice comment, Cooking Gallery!

Lyndsey said...

Love this bento! Beautiful as always! I have to try the perilla oil. The owners of our Asian market are Korean, so they carry many great Korean products!

Bentobird said...

Hi Lyndsey! Thanks so much. I'd love to hear what you think of perilla oil, I'm kinda addicted at the moment, esp. over hot brown nice--so nom :))

Journal Mommy Yenny said...

so bright and colorful...
I instantly feel happy by looking at it :)

OhayoBento said...

The colors jump off the screen! Beautiful!

Lyndsey said...

Jenn, I'll be sure to let you know. Right now I use organic virgin coconut oil over hot brown rice or I just picked up this Korean brown rice and grain blend...nom :D

Bentobird said...

Lovely comment, thanks so much Yenny!

Bentobird said...

Hi Heather, glad you liked this one :D!

Bentobird said...

Hi Lyndsey, Mmmmmm, organic virgin coconut oil, I must try that!