First off, I’ll explain what a Bento box is incase you are unaware like I was.
Courtesy of Merian Webster:
Definition of bento box: a multicompartment box used for containing the different courses of a usually Japanese lunch
Here is a cute bento box I found at Albertsons locally in Baton Rouge
The first item I have chosen is:
Bagel Chips from RRR 3, pg. 258
- Non-stick butter flavored cooking spray
Slice bagels as thin as possible, approximately 6 slices per bagel. Places slices on ungreased cookie sheet. Spray moderately with cooking spray. Add salt, onion, garlic, etc, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Makes 18 servings of 2 chips.
I have selected cinnamon sugar mini bagels and here is a picture of my bagels.
To pair with the bagel chips, I have selected:
Sweet cream cheese with peanuts
RRR 3, pg. 30
- 8 ounces of light cream cheese
- 1/3 cup of chopped dry roasted peanuts
- 3 or more apples, cut into wedges
Combine first three ingredients and mix together well. Gold in peanuts. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with slices of apple as a spread.
Serving size: 25 servings of 1 apple wedge and 1 tablespoon dip
Here is a picture of the spread.
The last item I have chosen for the box is:
Asian Chicken Wraps, RRR 4, pg 265
- 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons minced ginger root
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon cracked red pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds toasted
For the dressing, combine the canola oil, vinegar, ginger root, soy sauce, garlic, sugar and red pepper in a bowl and whisk until the sugar dissolves.
I have added pictures of the ingredients below.
Here is the minced ginger root.
Here is the dressing mixed together.
Now for the wraps, chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces, discarding the skin and bones. Combine the chicken, cabbage, noodles, almonds, bell peppers, green onions, and sesame seeds in a bowl and mix well. Add the dressing to the cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Spread the cabbage mixture over the tortillas and roll to enclose the filling. Wrap each roll individually in baking parchment paper and secure with tape. Cut each wrap diagonally into halves.
Here are the almonds and sesame seeds toasting. Be careful because the almonds are easy to burn! They should be light brown.
This is what the mix should look like.
Add the mix to the tortilla then close up the wrap!
Here is the finished wrap.
Here’s a few pictures of the bento box put together!