Labels: apricot, babybel cheese, bento, blueberries, cherry tomatoes, clementine, cucumber, grapes, jambalaya, olives, plum, pomegranate, radish ·
However a new week has started and I have boarded the bento train again, at least until next Thursday. On Friday at noon, we are going to a restaurant with the whole office for our traditional New Year's lunch and after lunch we are free to go home as well. So no bento then, but an early start of the weekend. :o)
My bento has jambalaya, cucumber slices, carrot sticks, green olives, a mini babybel and some cherry tomatoes. The fruit section has clementine, white and blue grapes, blueberries, pomegranate seeds, apricot and plum.
Ingredients for 4 persons:
* 120g lean breakfast bacon (can be replaced by chicken as well)
* 1 onion
* 2 garlic cloves
* 250g mushrooms
* 1 red bell pepper
* 1 tsp olive oil
* 120g brown rice (uncooked)
* 1 TBS parsley
* a pinch of sugar
* to taste : salt, pepper, thyme (and if you like spicy, you can add tabasco sauce as well)
Dice the bacon, the onion, the garlic cloves, the mushrooms and the bell pepper.
Bake the bacon in the teaspoon of olive oil, add the vegetables and stew.
Add the uncooked rice, tomatoes and vegetable stock. Season with salt, pepper, a pinch of sugar (and tabasco if you want) and cook for 15 minutes.
Add the gambas and heat for an additional 5 minutes, finish with the tablespoon of parsley (and thyme).