Sushi Bento

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Yesterday my better (worse?) half came up with another great simple tasty homemade sushi for my “bento bako” (packed lunch).
After preparing the rice according to traditions, she first made a roll:
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Inside is homemade “tamagoyaki” (Japanese omelette) and “kani Kamaboko” (imitation crab made with fish paste/also called “surumi”). Instead of nori, she used large lettuce leaves to wrap it.
Then she prepared “inari”:
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“inari” means a ball of rice put inside a pouch made of fried tofu. The tofu itself is quite sweet by Japanese standards. She mixed in some black sesame seeds.
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One can of course mix in other ingredients, although one or two are definitely enough. Great for vegetarians!
As for the bento above, she added homemade pickled fresh ginger and vegetables. The small shoyu bottle is for me to keep at work to season my sushi and others!

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