Bento-Friendly Recipes Index

A sortable index of all recipes and how-tos on Just Bento. Click on the Title or Posted column headers to re-sort!

All the recipes on Just Bento are bento friendly. They are meant to be eaten cold (at room temperature), and do not need reheating at lunchtime unless specified otherwise. They also hold up well and do not spoil for a few hours. There are a few recipes or bento combinations for which an ice pack, or alternatively a thermal lunch jar or re-heating in a microwave is recommended, but that is clearly stated in the recipe.

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Lower-calorie higher fibre inarizushi with hijiki17 Jul 2008 - 14:57Recipe collection: Mains
Glazed Triple-Soy Loaf21 Jul 2008 - 16:59Recipe collection: Mains
Cooked to death hot and sweet peppers31 Jul 2008 - 18:28Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Pan-fried lemon chicken nuggets4 Aug 2008 - 14:02Recipe collection: Mains
The easiest always-moist poached chicken6 Aug 2008 - 13:46Recipe collection: Mains
Two kinds of chicken tsukune: Stewed dumplings and panfried mini-burgers7 Aug 2008 - 14:55Recipe collection: Mains
Simply grilled or pan-fried salted chicken thighs12 Aug 2008 - 08:30Recipe collection: Mains
Balsamic Sesame Chicken13 Aug 2008 - 14:55Recipe collection: Mains
Miso chicken (tori misoyaki)13 Aug 2008 - 15:27Recipe collection: Mains
Mediterranean flavored green vegan burgers27 Aug 2008 - 13:32Recipe collection: Mains
Quinoa, parsley and pepper salad12 Sep 2008 - 11:59Recipe collection: Mains
Two types of savory vegan muffins: Pumpkin-miso and Carrot-onion-hazelnuts16 Sep 2008 - 16:30Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Two Corn Muffins: Pumpkin Yogurt and Classic Buttermilk23 Sep 2008 - 18:33Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Earl Grey Tea Muffins24 Sep 2008 - 09:43Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Shrimp and tofu mini-burgers (tsukune) with red pepper sauce7 Oct 2008 - 16:01Recipe collection: Mains
Homemade furikake no. 6: Gomashio, sesame salt20 Oct 2008 - 21:15Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Gomashio Cookies21 Oct 2008 - 17:55Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Sesame flavored beef24 Oct 2008 - 14:19Recipe collection: Mains
Bento fillers: Forgotten vegetable kinpira4 Nov 2008 - 12:00Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Bento filler: Classic Kinpira Gobo (burdock and carrot kinpira)24 Nov 2008 - 10:58Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Tips for using Thanksgiving leftovers in bento lunches28 Nov 2008 - 04:40
Sho-yu Tamago (Soy sauce eggs)4 Dec 2008 - 13:42Recipe collection: Mains
Poppy seed encrusted green pea mini-burgers16 Dec 2008 - 14:17Recipe collection: Mains
Bento Filler: The Easiest Ever Carrot-Sesame Salad18 Dec 2008 - 12:25Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Sweet-Sour Red Wine Vinegar Chicken12 Jan 2009 - 18:04Recipe collection: Mains
Red Peppers With Maple Syrup and Chili13 Jan 2009 - 10:38Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Bento Filler: Orange Juice Carrots14 Jan 2009 - 15:15Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Vegan Turnip Cake or Daikon Radish Cake15 Jan 2009 - 18:43Recipe collection: Mains
Grilled Garlic Chicken Tenders and Yogurt Dressing19 Jan 2009 - 14:52Recipe collection: Mains
Ham Negimayaki (Green Onions Wrapped in Ham and Panfried)22 Jan 2009 - 16:29Recipe collection: Mains
Root vegetables and tofu stewed in miso sauce (a vegan one-pot meal)23 Jan 2009 - 20:17Recipe collection: Mains
Natto or Tempeh Fried Rice27 Jan 2009 - 19:09Recipe collection: Mains
Spicy Lentil Snacks With Sesame Seeds27 Jan 2009 - 21:33Recipe collection: Mains
Vegetarian Cake Provençal With Kinako30 Jan 2009 - 16:12Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Bento sized mini-meatloaves4 Feb 2009 - 16:07Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Bento Filler: Fennel Salad (Fennel no Shiomomi)6 Feb 2009 - 08:10Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Very Easy Marinated Chicken Skewers12 Feb 2009 - 10:43Recipe collection: Mains
Miso Tamago (Miso Marinated Eggs)13 Feb 2009 - 18:29Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Vegan Mochi Tofu Nuggets16 Feb 2009 - 11:59Recipe collection: Mains
Shrimp Tatsutaage: Japanese Crispy Fried Shrimp19 Feb 2009 - 13:50Recipe collection: Mains
Buchimgae or Chijimi (Jijimi) with Kimchi2 Mar 2009 - 14:27Recipe collection: Mains
My Version Of Spanish Tortilla (Omelette)6 Mar 2009 - 11:43Recipe collection: Mains
Bento Sized Mini Quiches12 Mar 2009 - 12:16Guest Post Articles
Travelling the world from your kitchen with bentos17 Mar 2009 - 11:47Guest Post Articles
Miso Marinated Pork (butaniku no misozuke)18 Mar 2009 - 16:10Recipe collection: Mains
Updated inarizushi recipe on Just Hungry25 Mar 2009 - 08:25
Stuffed Pan Fried Hanpen, 'foxy' light fish cakes26 Mar 2009 - 15:09Recipe collection: Mains
A Frugal Recipe: Curried Lentil Risotto3 Apr 2009 - 04:45Guest Post Articles
Spring maze gohan: Green pea rice, Asparagus rice20 Apr 2009 - 09:14Recipe collection: Mains
Homemade furikake no. 10: Sardines and pine nuts22 Apr 2009 - 12:25Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'