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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Zucchini Basil Muffins revisited: Low-carb and gluten-free version 8 Oct 2010 - 17:09Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Yuzu scented winter vegetable tsukemono (pickles) 14 Dec 2012 - 04:54Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Wafuu Quinoa - Quinoa with Japanese flavors3 Nov 2010 - 01:10Recipe collection: Mains
Very Easy Marinated Chicken Skewers12 Feb 2009 - 10:43Recipe collection: Mains
Vegetarian Cake Provençal With Kinako30 Jan 2009 - 16:12Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Vegan Turnip Cake or Daikon Radish Cake15 Jan 2009 - 18:43Recipe collection: Mains
Vegan Mochi Tofu Nuggets16 Feb 2009 - 11:59Recipe collection: Mains
Vegan iri dofu (iri doufu) with garlic chives11 May 2009 - 12:50Recipe collection: Mains
Updated inarizushi recipe on Just Hungry25 Mar 2009 - 08:25
Two-Color Spicy Lentil Salad with Cucumber and Pickled Radish1 Jun 2009 - 19:53Recipe collection: Mains
Two-color namasu, a make-ahead daikon radish and carrot salad 17 Dec 2010 - 19:16Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
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 quickies with shrimp: Easy chili shrimp; shrimp,onion and furikake fritters25 Jun 2008 - 15:23Recipe collection: Mains
Two kinds of chicken tsukune: Stewed dumplings and panfried mini-burgers7 Aug 2008 - 14:55Recipe collection: Mains
Two Corn Muffins: Pumpkin Yogurt and Classic Buttermilk23 Sep 2008 - 18:33Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Tuna tofu miso mini burgers16 Apr 2008 - 12:47Recipe collection: Mains
Tuna soboro with ginger23 Apr 2010 - 19:21Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Travelling the world from your kitchen with bentos17 Mar 2009 - 11:47Guest Post Articles
Torihamu or Homemade Chicken "Ham"27 Jan 2010 - 09:21Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Tofu and vegetable piccata 16 Jan 2012 - 18:34Recipe collection: Mains
Tips for using Thanksgiving leftovers in bento lunches28 Nov 2008 - 04:40
The Guy's Two-Step Nikujaga (Japanese meat and potatoes) 6 Dec 2012 - 16:05
The easiest always-moist poached chicken6 Aug 2008 - 13:46Recipe collection: Mains
Sweet-Sour Red Wine Vinegar Chicken12 Jan 2009 - 18:04Recipe collection: Mains
Sweet, sour and salty 'instant' radish pickles19 Apr 2012 - 16:22Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Sweet pepper and onion confit14 Jan 2008 - 12:21Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Sweet pepper and carrot confetti28 Sep 2010 - 12:03Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Stuffed Pan Fried Hanpen, 'foxy' light fish cakes26 Mar 2009 - 15:09Recipe collection: Mains
Studentenfutter: Swiss student feed mix3 Jun 2008 - 10:54Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Stovetop leftover vegetable frittata14 Apr 2008 - 06:12Recipe collection: Mains
Stewed winter vegetables with kouya dofu (freeze dried tofu)5 Dec 2009 - 09:13Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Stewed hijiki seaweed with carrots and fried tofu30 Jan 2008 - 15:06Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Spring Pasta and Chickpea Salad and Bento-Friendly Pasta Salad Basics8 May 2009 - 18:33Recipe collection: Mains
Spring maze gohan: Green pea rice, Asparagus rice20 Apr 2009 - 09:14Recipe collection: Mains
Spinach Tamagoyaki (Spinach-packed omelette) 4 Apr 2013 - 10:06Recipe collection: Mains
Spicy Lentil Snacks With Sesame Seeds27 Jan 2009 - 21:33Recipe collection: Mains
Soft Polenta For Dinner, Fried Polenta Cakes for Bento 9 Apr 2013 - 13:19Recipe collection: Mains
Simply grilled or pan-fried salted chicken thighs12 Aug 2008 - 08:30Recipe collection: Mains
Shrimp Tatsutaage: Japanese Crispy Fried Shrimp19 Feb 2009 - 13:50Recipe collection: Mains
Shrimp and tofu mini-burgers (tsukune) with red pepper sauce7 Oct 2008 - 16:01Recipe collection: Mains
Sho-yu Tamago (Soy sauce eggs)4 Dec 2008 - 13:42Recipe collection: Mains
Sesame flavored beef24 Oct 2008 - 14:19Recipe collection: Mains
Scrambled egg with green onion, or a deconstructed 1-egg tamagoyaki28 Apr 2009 - 10:39Recipe collection: Mains
Sarah's Take On Mabo Dofu, A Classic Tofu and Meat Dish19 Oct 2009 - 13:36Guest Post Articles
Root vegetables and tofu stewed in miso sauce (a vegan one-pot meal)23 Jan 2009 - 20:17Recipe collection: Mains
Roasted carrot spread30 Apr 2008 - 08:40Johbisai or Joubisai: Building up a bento making 'stash'
Rice cooker frittata with summer vegetables28 Jun 2010 - 15:11Recipe collection: Mains
Red Peppers With Maple Syrup and Chili13 Jan 2009 - 10:38Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers
Recipe collection: Side dishes and space fillers4 Mar 2008 - 13:24
Recipe collection: Mains4 Mar 2008 - 14:14