Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Yummy Tofu Soboro

I love doing these color striped bentos. They are easy, yummy and so lovely to look at! This one features corn kernals, tofu soboro and green peas packed in tidy lines on top of Jasmine rice. The tofu soboro is very simple to make. It only takes a few minutes to sautee extra firm tofu in sesame oil, adding soy sauce, mirin and a tiny bit of sugar after tofu is mostly dry. Soboro is basically a meat (or tofu) furikake - something to mix with rice or sprinkle on top of rice.

In the bento: Corn, tofu soboro and green peas hiding Jasmine rice, raspberries, baby carrots, steamed broccoli and provolone cheese butterflies.

As part of our grocery store challenge I was supposed to cook Kale for A-chan this week. However, it just hasn't happened and tomorrow we're leaving for DragonCon! But I am still using the Kale in the bento, just as a divider instead of a food. The color and texture of the kale leaves are wonderful in the bento, I enjoyed using it.


wyowoman said...

this looks totally delicious! ~Kristin

sheri fujihara chen said...

Nice and very neat soboro!

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Kristin! It was very delicious, I love tofu soboro. Luckily A-chan does too :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, Sheri!