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.

You can click on the Categories to get relevant lists. For example: Japanese recipes; Not Japanese recipes; vegan recipes and so on.

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Bento filler: Blanched spinach with soy sauce or sesame sauce4 Mar 2008 - 14:18Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Bento filler: 3-color Spring Vegetable Namul with Crabstick23 Apr 2010 - 20:29Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Bento filler staple: Walnut miso paste for cooked vegetables 9 Nov 2010 - 03:20Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Bento filler and staple: Sweet stewed haricot, navy or white beans (Ingen no nimame)30 Jun 2009 - 10:09Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Bento box of the week: Fit & Fresh Breakfast Chiller7 May 2008 - 13:38
Beef and vegetable rolls (Yasai no nikumaki)7 Feb 2012 - 22:25Recipe collection: Mains
Basic taco meat mix23 Sep 2011 - 10:33Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Basic meat soboro, a great bento staple31 Jan 2008 - 15:37Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Basic meat and tofu mixture for mini-burgers, meatballs and more3 Mar 2008 - 16:57Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Balsamic Sesame Chicken13 Aug 2008 - 14:55Recipe collection: Mains
All-season shredded vegetable pickle-salad, plus migrating birds! 17 Feb 2011 - 19:58Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
All natural vegetable based green, pink and orange rice21 May 2008 - 15:20Bento decoration techniques
A sushi roll bento, plus how to make sushi rolls without a sushi mat23 Jul 2010 - 07:41Recipe collection: Mains
A Frugal Recipe: Curried Lentil Risotto3 Apr 2009 - 04:45Guest Post Articles
1 egg tamagoyaki (Japanese omelette)10 Jun 2008 - 14:37Recipe collection: Mains
Char siu or yakibuta - Chinese style roast pork7 May 2010 - 10:51Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'