Thursday, 13 December 2007

Bento colors

I found this information on Lena-san lagar japansk mat. It's quite interesting and informative so I thought I'd translate it into English for you who are challenged when it comes to understanding the Swedish language. :)

A properly composed Bento follows a color scheme:

White: Rice (no rice, no meal!)
Black: Sesame seeds or small flakes of seaweed (nori) that is spread on the rice
Yellow: Egg, pumpkin, sweet potato, corn, pickled daikon
Red: Shrimp, carrot, tomato, apple, strawberry, sausage, salmon
Green: Cucumber, green beans, lettuce, parsley, asparagus, green chili

But since this is Freestyle Cookery, I reserve the right to bend the rules as it suits me! ;)

I saw some rules/guidelines in regards to the proportions of rice to the other ingredients and so on. I'll try to find it and post it in a separate post.

1 comment:

  1. thought you might like this is you haven't stumbled across it before...

    when do you start the seasonal bentos?


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