Busy Days Instant Noodle Bento

Serves 1 | Ready in 15 minutes

Busy Days Instant Noodle Bento

I ate so many instant noodle meals as a university student—back then I had no idea I could make my own wholesome version in minutes! Thin, dry rice vermicelli rehydrates quickly in hot water, so just place the noodles dry in a heatproof container and add a delicious miso paste and ginger soup base, plus raw veggies (you can use any veggie as long as it’s thinly sliced or grated). When you’re ready to eat, it’s just like the original—pour boiling hot water over, wait a few minutes, and then slurp down your warm instant noodle soup.


Meal prep a few Busy Days Instant Noodle Bentos and keep ready to go in the refrigerator. Less perishable veggies like carrot, cabbage, and broccoli are best used for this. Salad greens and herbs can be added on the day you consume the bento. Cubed firm tofu or cooked beans are both great added to your bento as a protein boost.

In each delicious serving: 305 calories /
3 g protein / 7 g fat / 58 g carbs (3 g sugar, 3 g fiber) / 603 mg sodium

Source: These Bento Box Recipes Will Take Your Workday Lunches From “Meh” to Marvelous

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