My second attempt at making cute Bento boxes for lunch (first attempt here). his time I made some Teriyaki chicken to go with some rice balls and vegetables. And I added wee bottles of my posh soy sauce.
I was going to make my own Teriyaki sauce but as we were rushing round Tesco with two impatient little boys, I saw bottled Teriyaki sauce and decided just to use it. I removed the skin from some chicken thighs and deboned then cut them into slices. I then let the slices sit in the Teriyaki sauce for about an hour while I made the onigiri. I then simply grilled the chicken and added to the Bento boxes. The vegetables are sugar snap peas, sliced red pepper and carrots.
This was a lovely lunch - enjoyed by all of us. The boys and I had ours sitting in the living room but it was nice to have lunch ready when we got back from nursery. I received a text a couple of hours later from Steve at his work saying that the smiley face on his rice had made him smile. Well, that's a result!