Bento-Friendly Recipes Index

A sortable index of all recipes and how-tos on Just Bento. Click on the Title or Posted column headers to re-sort!

All the recipes on Just Bento are bento friendly. They are meant to be eaten cold (at room temperature), and do not need reheating at lunchtime unless specified otherwise. They also hold up well and do not spoil for a few hours. There are a few recipes or bento combinations for which an ice pack, or alternatively a thermal lunch jar or re-heating in a microwave is recommended, but that is clearly stated in the recipe.

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Homemade furikake no. 6: Gomashio, sesame salt20 Oct 2008 - 21:15Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Shrimp and tofu mini-burgers (tsukune) with red pepper sauce7 Oct 2008 - 16:01Recipe collection: Mains
Earl Grey Tea Muffins24 Sep 2008 - 09:43Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Two Corn Muffins: Pumpkin Yogurt and Classic Buttermilk23 Sep 2008 - 18:33Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Two types of savory vegan muffins: Pumpkin-miso and Carrot-onion-hazelnuts16 Sep 2008 - 16:30Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Quinoa, parsley and pepper salad12 Sep 2008 - 11:59Recipe collection: Mains
Mediterranean flavored green vegan burgers27 Aug 2008 - 13:32Recipe collection: Mains
Miso chicken (tori misoyaki)13 Aug 2008 - 15:27Recipe collection: Mains
Balsamic Sesame Chicken13 Aug 2008 - 14:55Recipe collection: Mains
Simply grilled or pan-fried salted chicken thighs12 Aug 2008 - 08:30Recipe collection: Mains
Two kinds of chicken tsukune: Stewed dumplings and panfried mini-burgers7 Aug 2008 - 14:55Recipe collection: Mains
The easiest always-moist poached chicken6 Aug 2008 - 13:46Recipe collection: Mains
Pan-fried lemon chicken nuggets4 Aug 2008 - 14:02Recipe collection: Mains
Cooked to death hot and sweet peppers31 Jul 2008 - 18:28Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Glazed Triple-Soy Loaf21 Jul 2008 - 16:59Recipe collection: Mains
Lower-calorie higher fibre inarizushi with hijiki17 Jul 2008 - 14:57Recipe collection: Mains
How to make shuumai / shumai dumplings9 Jul 2008 - 14:01Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Two quickies with shrimp: Easy chili shrimp; shrimp,onion and furikake fritters25 Jun 2008 - 15:23Recipe collection: Mains
Bento filler: Cherry tomato and leftover vegetable gratin cup23 Jun 2008 - 12:07Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Quick tip: Frozen fruit cups17 Jun 2008 - 11:23Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Cheese and parsley microwave omelette10 Jun 2008 - 15:11Recipe collection: Mains
1 egg tamagoyaki (Japanese omelette)10 Jun 2008 - 14:37Recipe collection: Mains
Experimenting with frozen tuna salad, plus a tuna sushi rice sandwich5 Jun 2008 - 11:49Recipe collection: Mains
Studentenfutter: Swiss student feed mix3 Jun 2008 - 10:54Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Bento filler: French green beans with carrot and ginger29 May 2008 - 15:36Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Bento filler: Spicy miso marinated green asparagus27 May 2008 - 14:04Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
All natural vegetable based green, pink and orange rice21 May 2008 - 15:20Bento decoration techniques
Noriben, a true Japanese classic19 May 2008 - 18:22Recipe collection: Mains
Okowa: Sticky rice with all kinds of good things12 May 2008 - 15:00Recipe collection: Mains
Bento box of the week: Fit & Fresh Breakfast Chiller7 May 2008 - 13:38
Japanese dry curry with soybeans or tempeh5 May 2008 - 13:35Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Roasted carrot spread30 Apr 2008 - 08:40Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Individual portion frozen shepherd's pies (or any kind of casserole dish)29 Apr 2008 - 11:08Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Tuna tofu miso mini burgers16 Apr 2008 - 12:47Recipe collection: Mains
Stovetop leftover vegetable frittata14 Apr 2008 - 06:12Recipe collection: Mains
Carrot rice two ways10 Apr 2008 - 21:51Recipe collection: Mains
Bento filler: Green asparagus and scrambled tofu7 Apr 2008 - 16:05Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Bento filler: Spring greens namul (namuru)1 Apr 2008 - 14:30Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Eggs in treasure bags (Tamago no takarabukuro)28 Mar 2008 - 17:55Recipe collection: Mains
Curried kidney beans and vegetables25 Mar 2008 - 10:09Recipe collection: Mains
Bento filler: Vegan Japanese potato salad24 Mar 2008 - 14:17Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Bento filler: Stir-fried cabbage with garlic, dried cranberries and balsamic vinegar11 Mar 2008 - 14:23Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Homemade furikake no. 9: Green tea10 Mar 2008 - 14:14Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Panfried Komachibu - Vegan 'Scallops'6 Mar 2008 - 16:56Recipe collection: Mains
Bento filler: Easy sugarfree carrot kinpira6 Mar 2008 - 15:30Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Bento filler: Blanched spinach with soy sauce or sesame sauce4 Mar 2008 - 14:18Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Recipe collection: Mains4 Mar 2008 - 14:14
Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers4 Mar 2008 - 13:24
Basic meat and tofu mixture for mini-burgers, meatballs and more3 Mar 2008 - 16:57Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Make your own instant vegetable soup concentrate29 Feb 2008 - 12:17Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'