Japanese-style bento box

This Asian-inspired lunchbox with mackerel sushi, edamame beans and fresh fruit will keep you going all afternoon

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  • Prep
    20 mins
  • Cook
    25 mins
  • Serve in
    45 mins


  •   100g fresh edamame in the pods (or frozen soya beans)
  •   handful of a favourite fruit, such as fresh pineapple, blueberries or strawberries
  •   100g sushi rice
  •   1 tbsp rice vinegar
  •   ½ tsp golden caster sugar
  •   1 sheet nori
  •   1 smoked mackerel fillet, about 75g, flaked
  •   1 tbsp light mayonnaise
  •   2 spring onion Spring onion sp-ring un-yun Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested… , chopped
  •   pea-sized blob wasabi Wasabi wah-sarb-ee The Japanese answer to horseradish, wasabi is related to watercress and grows in a similar way,… (optional)
  •   ¼ red pepper, thinly sliced lengthways, about 6 slices


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