Advertisement

Soy-Lime Tofu & Rice Bento Lunch

March/April 2009

Your rating: None Average: 4.4 (16 votes)

Tofu, rice and vegetables are classic bento ingredients. Make extra rice for dinner and roll leftovers into balls for lunch. To keep green veggies vibrant and crisp, cook them briefly and immediately dunk them into a bowl of ice water. You can also use cubed store-bought baked tofu in place of the roasted tofu.



READER'S COMMENT:
"its good but it wayyyyy tooo salty/sour. the oil doesnt quite cut the pungent flavors of the soy sauce and lime juice in the tofu. also i recommend using light firm tofu (less cals), and i added a little light coconut milk to the rice...
Soy-Lime Tofu & Rice Bento Lunch Recipe

4 Reviews for Soy-Lime Tofu & Rice Bento Lunch

03/08/2012
Anonymous
Sounds Good

I think I will try this with a vegetable to replace the edamame. With this much soy I may as well give them an Estroven. haha!!

Lots of Soy
Comments
06/04/2011
OMG!

This was SO good! I used Braggs Amino Acid instead of soy and it came out great, not salty at all! My kids LOVE the rice balls. The really cool thing is, you can make extra and freeze it. It has more of a meat texture that way, makes it good for sandwiches.

Comments
07/23/2010
Anonymous

its good but it wayyyyy tooo salty/sour. the oil doesnt quite cut the pungent flavors of the soy sauce and lime juice in the tofu. also i recommend using light firm tofu (less cals), and i added a little light coconut milk to the rice with a tiny bit of stevia so they are lightly sweet/coconutty.

Comments
01/04/2010
Anonymous

Fantastic! Make sure to use reduced-sodium soy, though; I didn't have any on hand, and the tofu was 'way too salty. But otherwise the blend of flavors is delicious!

Make up all of your rice into the balls as soon as it's done; I'd made just enough for one lunch then put the rest of the rice in a container in the fridge -- next day it wouldn't stick together.

Great tasty lunch!

Comments (1)

2 comments

 
popokiloa wrote 3 years 5 weeks ago

use the leftover cold rice for fried rice...rice must be cold for this to turn out.
also, you really should make the rice"balls" in a triangular shape or other than round. round rice balls are made for funerals only.

Fields marked with * are required

Rate This*

Review Title

Tip: Use adjectives to help get your point across.

Pros

Tip: Use commas to separate pros and cons.

Cons

Tip: Use commas to separate pros and cons.

Description*

Tip: Pretend you're on the debate team and make your point.

Attach a photo

Photo Caption

If you attach a photo, please enter a caption to go with it.

Would you recommend this recipe?

20 minute dinner recipes
Advertisement
more smart savings
Advertisement
Get a full year of EatingWell magazine.
World Wide Web Health Award Winner Web Award Winner World Wide Web Health Award Winner Interactive Media Award Winner