五目飯 (ごもくめし) Gomoku Meshi
The dish is basically made up of 5 items, which are whatever that is in season. Here I used chicken thigh, dried shiitake mushrooms, deep fried beancurd puffs, dried scallops and carrots. The rice is then cooked dashi stock and when it is done, just stir the parsley in. Ultra easy. But unfortunately the taste of it didn't come close to what I have eaten in Japan, so I won't share the recipe yet until I fine tuned it.
Please excuse me while I rant again: Ohh... I missed the Japanese bentos from Keio Plaza!
Okay, I'm back. As I was saying, .... (where was I??) Anyway, when I was in Tokyo, there are many shops which sells takeaway rice boxes at the supermarket and also at the train stations. Some are sushi, some are rice dumplings (onigiri), others are glutinous rice (mochi gome) and they are all delicious and cheap. 100 Yen for an onigiri. 210 Yen for 230 grams of glutinous rice of any flavour of your choice (sweet or savoury).
I'll be trying out more rice recipes later the week. Hopefully something close to the yummy food from Tokyo will turn up.