The Japanese love chestnuts as a vegetable, especially with rice which they call Kuri Gohan/栗ご飯!
Usually the Japanese cook the rice with preserved chestnuts, but as the latter came raw from the Missus’ family garden they were boiled separately and later mixed with cooked rice and black sesame seeds.
The color of the chestnuts is not as beautiful as those coming from preserves, but they look real and yummy!
I could also have called this bento, sesame chicken bento!
The Missus coated chicken filets/sasami with golden and black sesame seeds before frying them in olive oil.
She later placed them in the box over a bed of cress with some lemon for seasoning and radish for decoration.
She added stir-fried spicy burdock roots chips and her specialty, half-boiled onsen tamago/hotsprings egg!
For dessert, kaki/persimmon/柿from her family’s garden!
Very healthy seasonal yummy bento indeed!
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