That's why I was kinda shocked when I had the desire to cook this evening. For some reason, I felt like making a bento. Yes, BENTO, a boxed lunch in which there are multiple kinds of food, complete with the vegetables no less (I usually just cooked rice and one type of meat).
Here is the result of the sudden-cooking-soul-appearance (it's not pretty but it's a good start) ^^
Rice, Tamagoyaki, Chicken Katsu, and Stir-Fried Vegetables
And here is how to make them (I don't really have the exact measurement since I usually just estimate the ingredients and the spices until it tastes good).
- Cook the rice as usual.
- Put some furikake on top.
Tamagoyaki (Sweet and Plain):
- Beat an egg with a little salt and some sugar.
- Fry it.
- Fold it into a roll.
- Cut the roll.
** You can make different kinds of tamagoyaki by mixing the egg with dashi or some other toppings. Maybe I'll try this some other time.
- Beat an egg in a bowl.
- Dip the chicken into the bowl of egg.
- Bread the chicken with some panko crumbs (Japanese bread crumbs).
- Deep fry the chicken until golden in color.
- Cut it into long narrow pieces.
- Add some Tonkatsu sauce on top of it.
** I don't really like deep frying stuff because it's a waste of oil. I managed to cook it by pan-frying the chicken =P
** I don't have Tonkatsu sauce so I just use Unagi sauce. Some other people use Japanese Mayo instead. You don't really have to put any sauce if you don't want to.
- Cut some carrots, zucchini squashes, mushrooms, and onions.
- Stir fry the onion first until it smells good, then add the other ingredients.
- Add some water, oyster sauce, sweet soy sauce, soy sauce, garlic powder, salt, and white pepper.
- Cook until the vegetables are soft enough.