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Lunch Box 14: Cabbage burgers


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Green, white, and dark redThe bento you see in anime and manga often have something that looks like a stemless cherry in the center of the rice. That's rice with umeboshi, umeboshi being a small pickled apricot. ("Umeboshi" means "dried plum." Don't ask.) The cabbage-wrapped meatballs were an experiment borne of 1) my taste for cabbage and beef together and 2) my need to do stuff with what seemed like an everlasting head of cabbage in my fridge. I liked the result, and I'll be making more of them and experimenting with spices.

More steamed zucchini and grapes, natch. But the grapes are black instead of red this time!