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. 1: Radish leaves, bonito flakes and tiny shrimp9 Nov 2007 - 22:12Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Homemade furikake no. 2: Carrot and sesame seeds21 Nov 2007 - 16:16Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Homemade furikake no. 3: Noritama30 Nov 2007 - 19:32Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Homemade furikake no. 4: Spicy curry peanut11 Dec 2007 - 18:47Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Make your own instant miso soup balls14 Dec 2007 - 16:27Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Sweet pepper and onion confit14 Jan 2008 - 12:21Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Lazy easy tea eggs24 Jan 2008 - 13:29Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Homemade furikake no. 5: Sweet bacon28 Jan 2008 - 16:16Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Stewed hijiki seaweed with carrots and fried tofu30 Jan 2008 - 15:06Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Bento no. 16: A minimalist vegan bento for a tender tummy30 Jan 2008 - 20:46
Basic meat soboro, a great bento staple31 Jan 2008 - 15:37Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Iri tamago or tamago soboro, another standard Japanese egg recipe5 Feb 2008 - 14:02Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Poached frozen tofu and fried frozen tofu cutlets6 Feb 2008 - 17:21Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Homemade furikake no. 7: Salmon furikake (or Sake flakes)7 Feb 2008 - 14:28Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Homemade furikake no. 8: Hijiki and chirimenjako (tiny tiny fish)11 Feb 2008 - 15:07Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Bite-size chicken teriyaki for bento boxes18 Feb 2008 - 16:22Recipe collection: Mains
Make your own instant vegetable soup concentrate29 Feb 2008 - 12:17Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Basic meat and tofu mixture for mini-burgers, meatballs and more3 Mar 2008 - 16:57Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers4 Mar 2008 - 13:24
Recipe collection: Mains4 Mar 2008 - 14:14
Bento filler: Blanched spinach with soy sauce or sesame sauce4 Mar 2008 - 14:18Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Bento filler: Easy sugarfree carrot kinpira6 Mar 2008 - 15:30Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Panfried Komachibu - Vegan 'Scallops'6 Mar 2008 - 16:56Recipe collection: Mains
Homemade furikake no. 9: Green tea10 Mar 2008 - 14:14Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Bento filler: Stir-fried cabbage with garlic, dried cranberries and balsamic vinegar11 Mar 2008 - 14:23Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Bento filler: Vegan Japanese potato salad24 Mar 2008 - 14:17Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Curried kidney beans and vegetables25 Mar 2008 - 10:09Recipe collection: Mains
Eggs in treasure bags (Tamago no takarabukuro)28 Mar 2008 - 17:55Recipe collection: Mains
Bento filler: Spring greens namul (namuru)1 Apr 2008 - 14:30Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Bento filler: Green asparagus and scrambled tofu7 Apr 2008 - 16:05Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Carrot rice two ways10 Apr 2008 - 21:51Recipe collection: Mains
Stovetop leftover vegetable frittata14 Apr 2008 - 06:12Recipe collection: Mains
Tuna tofu miso mini burgers16 Apr 2008 - 12:47Recipe collection: Mains
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'
Roasted carrot spread30 Apr 2008 - 08:40Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Japanese dry curry with soybeans or tempeh5 May 2008 - 13:35Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Bento box of the week: Fit & Fresh Breakfast Chiller7 May 2008 - 13:38
Okowa: Sticky rice with all kinds of good things12 May 2008 - 15:00Recipe collection: Mains
Noriben, a true Japanese classic19 May 2008 - 18:22Recipe collection: Mains
All natural vegetable based green, pink and orange rice21 May 2008 - 15:20Bento decoration techniques
Bento filler: Spicy miso marinated green asparagus27 May 2008 - 14:04Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Bento filler: French green beans with carrot and ginger29 May 2008 - 15:36Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Studentenfutter: Swiss student feed mix3 Jun 2008 - 10:54Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Experimenting with frozen tuna salad, plus a tuna sushi rice sandwich5 Jun 2008 - 11:49Recipe collection: Mains
1 egg tamagoyaki (Japanese omelette)10 Jun 2008 - 14:37Recipe collection: Mains
Cheese and parsley microwave omelette10 Jun 2008 - 15:11Recipe collection: Mains
Quick tip: Frozen fruit cups17 Jun 2008 - 11:23Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Bento filler: Cherry tomato and leftover vegetable gratin cup23 Jun 2008 - 12:07Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Two quickies with shrimp: Easy chili shrimp; shrimp,onion and furikake fritters25 Jun 2008 - 15:23Recipe collection: Mains
How to make shuumai / shumai dumplings9 Jul 2008 - 14:01Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'