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Bento Recipe: Boiled spinach (or other greens)


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What you need:

    Fresh spinach, very thoroughly washed
    Water for boiling
    Whatever you want to season or mix the spinach with

Get a pot that's big enough to hold all the spinach you want to boil in its unboiled state. Fill it 2/3 of the way with water. Heat it to boiling. When it's bubbling well, dump the spinach in. You may not be able to get it all in the water at first, which is fine. Just stir it for a minute and it will cook down. When there's room, put in the rest. Cook for a few minutes, until the leaves are softened, then drain well (I put it in a colander and press with my hands to squeeze out excess liquid) and serve.

Serve with whatever you like to eat boiled spinach with. Me, I like to mix it with mayonnaise until it's a gross-looking but delicious mess. I haven't met anyone else (besides my sister) who will admit to liking it this way.

You can cook other greens, for example mustard greens or collard greens, this way. I eat those with lots of mayonnaise too.