Sad news, guys. Some weirdo stole my frickin’ lunch box out of the communal fridge at the law school. Which, it’s not weird to want to possess a really cool tiny little lunch box, I guess. But they left the containers that were inside of the lunch box – meaning they specifically opened the lunch box, removed the containers, and then took the box but not the containers. Thus, a weirdo. Anyway, because I still have the inner containers, bento box lunch Wednesdays live on. Except minus the box. The containers travel in a plastic bag now until I have emotionally recovered enough to order another lunch box.
This box is made up of leftovers from homemade General Tso’s tofu, some rice, a small and simple salad, and some shelled edamame with soy sauce. I suggest you remove the tofu dish to the rice container and then microwave those together, leaving the edamame and salad nice and cool for munching.
Bento Box Lunch Wednesday
About 1 cup jasmine rice, cooked
1 serving General Tso’s tofu
Large handful lettuce with splash of rice wine vinegar, salt, and pepper
1/4 cup shelled edamame, tossed with 1 tbs. soy sauce
¹To make rice component:
Bring 1 cup of water to a rolling boil. Add a splash of preferred oil (I use olive oil). Add 1/2 cup of jasmine rice. Allow water to return to a boil and then reduce heat to medium-low to maintain a simmer. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes until rice is soft.