Today’s Bento/Lunch Box (12/06): Chicken & Burdock Rice Bento!

We eat a lot of burdock root/gobo/牛蒡 in season as this is not only a versatile vegetables but because it is also very healthy! It is even used as herbal medicine in some countries!

The Missus cooked/fried the cubed chicken and thinly cut burdock root separately in a sauce of her own (secret! Sorry) while the rice was being steamed.

Once the rice steamed she mixed with the cooked chicken and burdock root and their sauce for a very tasty mazegohan/混ぜご飯/mixed rice! She added the last touch with plenty of black roasted sesame seeds.

The side dish was a typical marriage of products from the land and the sea of Shizuoka Prefecture!

The tamagoyaki was done with cheese and parsley and placed inside the box beside boiled snap peas in their pods seasoned with crushed peanuts!

A product which made Shizuoka famous: kuro hanpen/黒はんぺん/dark sardine fish paste!
The Missus fried them before placing them on a bed of lettuce with local plum tomatoes!

Very satisfying and yummy!


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10 thoughts on “Today’s Bento/Lunch Box (12/06): Chicken & Burdock Rice Bento!”

  1. I was recently writing to someone else who used burdock – there’s a fantastic Japanese supermarket in the centre of Paris… pricey, but ooooh so nice. They have some vegetables there, and one of them is burdock. Naturally I have no idea how to understand the label, and “niche” terms like burdock aren’t in my French vocabulary, so I had no idea what it was. I’m definitely going to pick some up next time.

    On a related note – I love bentos… they’re just so darn cute!


  2. Hehehe..previously I always thought 牛蒡 is a junk food, although I like eating it…so it’s a health food?!! Today’s bento looks especially oishii~~~^^


  3. I still haven’t tasted burdock… The bento is lovely as always and the sardine paste looks very intriguing. I wonder when you will run out of Shizuoka food specialties to present! (And if it’s possible!)


    1. The quality of the cook determines a lot of the quality of the burdock. His wife is an excellent cook I can tell by looking. Badly cooked burdock tastes like a tree root.


    2. That’s going to be difficult, what with our Governor having officially announced that Shizuoka Prefecture by far has the largest number of registered land AND marine products! True!


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