With Christmas just around the corner, it’s getting harder and harder to get up early in the morning. Personally, I haven’t been preparing bento as often as I used to, but I still have a large backlog of bento lunches to post so expect them to keep on going.
This particular lunch has rice, my version of a very fast beef stroganoff, gyu asupara maki and some baby potatoes sautéed in butter. The beef stroganoff is a very quick dish to put together. You simply stir-fry the beef and mushrooms quickly in butter and onions, before topping it with sour cream. Because the beef is sliced in thin strips, it takes only a few minutes to cook.
On the side is the gyu asupara maki. It’s something that requires a bit more preparation but because I rolled them up the night before, it only took a quick sear and glazing to cook.
Lastly, the potatoes were quickly baked in the microwave, then sautéed in a little butter to add some flavor. Not the quickest lunch to put together, but I like how many good things were in it. With a side of rice, it’s definitely filling and satisfying.