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Sunday, September 11, 2011

late summer fried rice bento


Hello friends! I'm gearing up for a very busy week this Sunday evening...Monday's bento features a melange of farmer's market and elements of a yummy meal yesterday at our favorite Szechuan restaurant, China Star.

Leftover rice from dinner is stir-fried with market okra and bright peppers, and in the little bowl is a portion of garlicky "Crystal Shrimp." Baby golden tomatoes and tender-sweet figs round out lunch. Have a great week!



15 comments:

origa-me said...

I am hoping for a big fig crop this year, did they go well with the rice?

sheri fujihara chen said...

I adore this basket bento. I want to find some figs too; they look wonderful! And is that a hibiscus? In Virginia? Fantastic :)

Journal Mommy Yenny said...

so nice and lovely

Robin said...

I am glad to see you enjoying the pretty little yellow tomatoes and other market treasures in today's bento! What a fabulous late summer treasure. Hope you have a great week!

Lia Chen said...

Very bright and striking colors in your bento! Just make me happy to see it :)

Bentobird said...

Hi there origa-me! We'll see after lunch today :) Wow, lucky you to have your own fig crop! Will you make preserves?

Bentobird said...

Thanks sweet Yenny! Have a GREAT day!

Bentobird said...

Hi Sheri! Gamene featured this lovely and fresh bamboo bento and inspired me to get my own (via Rakuten). I find it brings a cheerful natural feel to lunch...

The pink flower is native Virginian member of the hibiscus family, known as marsh hibiscus--cool, huh? http://www.chesapeakebay.net/bfg_marsh_hibiscus.aspx?menuitem=14453

Have a super week, looking forward to your new bento creations!

Bentobird said...

Hi there Robin, so nice to read your cheery comments this morning! Thanks for your friendship...

Bentobird said...

Hi Lia, I'm glad to read this! Have a lovely week, see you over at Bentolicious :D

Bentobird said...

Hi Carole!

Here's the fig report--went VERY well with fried rice.

Sorry but Blogger won't let me comment on your site, wanted to mention that I loved your beautiful portrait of a beloved Finney. Your poetic paintings are full of life and sweetness...

babykins said...

Beeauutiful! The pictures brightened up my day! Those little fellows also look so happy!
It feels like I haven't talked to you in awhile. How have you been? Hope your week is going great! :)

Bentobird said...

Hi Izumi dear! Glad you liked this one :D I love these happy "little fellows" baran, they look so merry and sweet together!

It's been a very busy summer with work and also work on our house for a possible move, so I have not been bentoing as much as I'd like! Fall weather is just starting to appear with cool mornings and even a few leaves starting to change color.

So nice to visit with you as always...hope its been a very happy summer for you and family!

Susan Yuen said...

So pretty! All the animals look like they are waiting to dive in to that yummy fried rice! :) Have a great weekend Jenn! :)

Bentobird said...

You are so sweet Susan! This cheerful baran reminds me of your light hearted bentos...wishing you a great weekend, too!