Saturday, March 30, 2013

Leftovers Lunches

Simple lunches using leftovers:

Preschool lunch for Beaker: leftover grilled Italian sausage with a sliced up cheese stick, strawberries and halved green grapes, Pirate's Booty, and fruit gummies.

This bento box has a shallow inset layer, in which Beaker had some bits of cucumber for his snack.

For Bean:

Leftover grilled Italian sausage with a sliced cheese stick, Annie's Organic cheddar bunnies, strawberries and grapes, cucumbers, and Girl Scout cookies (Savannah Smiles).

And for the Dude, leftover rice fried up with egg, soy sauce, a handful of veggies, and some BBQ pork bits, pressed into triangle rice molds.

He also has leftover sliced grilled chicken, sliced BBQ pork, mango and watermelon chunks, and Girl Scout cookies (Dulce de Leche).

The fried rice balls are easy to make, take only a few minutes, and are great for lunch. I just put the rice in a pan, toss in a handful of frozen veggies and sometimes a bit of diced meat, and break an egg over the top, stirring constantly as it heats through. Before it's done I pour a little bit of soy sauce over and mix it in. Then scoop the whole thing into rice molds and let cool slightly. The Dude loves them and they travel pretty well.

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  1. The rice balls probably won't hold together without egg, huh?

    1. Actually, you don't need egg to make rice balls. These are fried rice, but plain rice works just fine. Pop it in a rice mould (or just use saran wrap and press tight to compress it together and get the air out) while warm and let cool. The rice holds together pretty well. Short grain works better than long, I think.


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