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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Lower-calorie, lower-cost, beef and bean sprout burgers31 May 2011 - 02:20Recipe collection: Mains
Basic taco meat mix23 Sep 2011 - 10:33Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Pork (or beef) and mushroom roll-ups 30 Sep 2011 - 17:10Recipe collection: Mains
Hearty meatball and vegetable soup (that's almost a stew)12 Jan 2012 - 16:29Recipe collection: Mains
Tofu and vegetable piccata 16 Jan 2012 - 18:34Recipe collection: Mains
Bento filler: Cucumber and Nashi (Asian pear) marinated salad 23 Jan 2012 - 16:16Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Bento filler: Parsnip kinpira25 Jan 2012 - 14:55Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Beef and vegetable rolls (Yasai no nikumaki)7 Feb 2012 - 22:25Recipe collection: Mains
Sweet, sour and salty 'instant' radish pickles19 Apr 2012 - 16:22Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
The Guy's Two-Step Nikujaga (Japanese meat and potatoes) 6 Dec 2012 - 16:05
Yuzu scented winter vegetable tsukemono (pickles) 14 Dec 2012 - 04:54Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Bento staple: All-purpose winter vegetable mix for rice and more22 Mar 2013 - 17:43Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Cubed Tofu and Broccoli with Miso and Kochujang (gochujang)29 Mar 2013 - 11:10Recipe collection: Mains
Spinach Tamagoyaki (Spinach-packed omelette) 4 Apr 2013 - 10:06Recipe collection: Mains
Soft Polenta For Dinner, Fried Polenta Cakes for Bento 9 Apr 2013 - 13:19Recipe collection: Mains
Oven-baked Spicy Asian Chicken Wings2 May 2013 - 09:10Recipe collection: Mains