Bento no. 1: A basic bento in 20 minutes

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Bento contents:

  • Brown rice (1 cup, 220 calories)
  • Atsuage tofu (deep fried tofu) with green onions and oyster sauce (250 calories)
  • Quail egg (30 calories)
  • Blanched carrots and green beans (40 calories)
  • Black sesame seeds (5 calories)

Total calories (approx): 545 calories (how calories are calculated)

Time needed: 20 minutes

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