This picture hasn't much to do with today's bento, except... well, it doesn't. It's just what I ate for dinner last night, I wanted to brag a little bit. Can you blame me? Look at that gorgeous bowl of noodles. Nom nom NOM NOM NOM. Turkey broth, a bit of miso paste, shiitake mushrooms, brought to a simmer, then I added some of that pulled pork (sauceless) to the broth to heat through and get some porky essence in there; added broccoli, then removed it quickly to prevent mush-ifying; then added the udon and let that cook. I ladled it all over a bed of shredded red cabbage for added flavor and crunch. Delicious. I was very pleased last night.
Top: spinach sauteed with garlic; spicy BBQ pulled pork
Bottom: sticky rice; roasted butternut squash; broccoli (cooked the same was as described above)
I don't have a recipe for the sticky rice, since I didn't make it... but I will hopefully have one soon from the girl who made it, because it was really delicious!