You may have noticed that ever since I got my lovely sushi rice moulds, I've been very keen on bento box lunches. This time I gave the box a little bit of a twist by using typical Italian ingredients in it.
I made sure at work that neither my Italian nor Japanese colleagues would see this lunch, in case this fusion would've been too much for them. I avoid these subjects with one of my Italian colleagues anyway, as she wasn't very pleased to hear that I like pineapple on a pizza...
I thought that this was a really good lunch and I would make it anytime again.
So this is what I made:
- onigiri from sushi rice cooked with vegetable stock powder and a rind of vegetarian pasta cheese, with an olive and sundried tomato filling, and basil facial features
- mini pizzas using halves of whole wheat pittas as a base, with semi-dried tomato, basil, oregano and vegetarian pasta cheese on top
- roasted red pepper and garlic sauce with some olive oil and pine nuts (basically a red pesto)
- balsamic jelly
- pulled mozzarella
- roasted red peppers
- lambs lettuce
- pine nuts
How did you find this fusion bento? Was I crossing a line there?
I wish you all a wonderful weekend!