Only a quick leftovers-bento today but nevertheless! My first bento!
And you were right – it's really filling even if it's that little.
Rice with carrot sunrise, banana curry decorated with more romanescu cauliflower, mini-twix.
As some people have asked, I'll post a little more about the banana curry. It has no specific ethnic origin, it's just something my mom whipped up some day and I inherited the recipe from her. That's also why there aren't any “must-have” ingredients (except bananas) or ratios, sorry ^^;
Next time I post a recipe I'll hunt for ratios first. Promise!
ripe Bananas (1 per person works fine for me, less if they're big) sliced and tossed in a little rice starch or flour so they don't dissolve or stick together completely when frying
Vegetables of your choice (I like soy sprouts, carrot, leek, bell peppers and whatever else I have lying around)
garlic and chili if you like it.
Sauce: 1/2 – 1 cup of soy sauce (if it's the thick chinese one stretch it with water, but kikkoman works fine as well. It changes the taste though – so figure out what you prefer!), curry (I use Garam Masala and some unnamed “oriental spicy” curry that's strong and sweet, 1 tsp. each), some ketchup or tomato paste and sugar. It should be sweet to complement the bananas!
The rest is easy – heat the oil with the garlic and chili in a wok or pan. Put the bananas in and fry them when the oil is very hot (they like to soak up oil though, so if you use as little as I do add some more when you put in the rest of the veg). Add the rest of the veg and wok everything. Add sauce and cook for a little longer so the tastes combine well.
This basic recipe is vegetarian – but it also tastes great with chicken strips, white fish or shrimps! When I do that, I toss strips of fish or whole shrimp (I don't eat chicken) in flour and add them to the bananas.