It’s been days since my last post, very busy week, I still managed to make some bento but I had trouble finding the time when it came to post them. I made this bento on Monday. Since last Sunday we ate outside and our housemaid already cooked the rice, we had lots of uneaten rice, and usually among Indonesian families, leftover rice from yesterday will be made into fried rice the following day. So that’s exactly what we did on Monday morning.
For a simple Indonesian fried rice, we use red onion, egg, meats (chicken, shrimp, pork, whatever we have), salt, pepper, and sweet soy sauce. After the fried rice was done, I used some of it for my bento, adding salted dried fish on the rice, two meatballs, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, strawberries, and usuyaki tamago (egg sheet) to wrapped the rice.
Speaking of fried rice, it’s one of the most popular dish among Indonesian. We can find it on the menu on almost every restaurants, from small diners to 5-star restaurants, from the simple fried rice with egg only to the fancy fried rice with lots of side dishes. There are lots of fried rice variations, they usually differ only in what meat they used (chicken, pork, sausages, lamb, seafood, salted fish) but the cooking method usually the same. Of course the fried rice we eat at the fancy restaurants usually have special mix of spices and herbs for seasoning that add richer taste and aroma.