Japanese Steak Bento Bowl

with rice, broccolini, and roasted peanuts

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Wheat, Peanuts, Soy

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Meal-in-a-box seems like a relatively new creation, but not so: before meal-kits, lunch boxes, and frozen dinners, the Japanese had bento boxes. The bento box originates in the 12th-13th century, as a way for Japanese workers to take food to work. (They didn't have certain meal kit companies providing them with five minute lunches!) We'll stop the history lesson here, even though the flavors of this bento-inspired dish speak for themselves. Steak strips in garlic sauce and sweet mirin top set atop rice with fresh carrots and broccolini. Add some peanuts for a salty crunch, and red pepper flakes for a bit of heat, and you've got a meal-in-a-box that's a bowlful of joy.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • Info
    ½ oz. Roasted Peanuts
  • ½ oz. Mirin
  • Info
    3 fl. oz. Garlic Sesame Sauce
  • 8 oz. Carrot
  • 10 oz. Steak Strips
  • 4 oz. Broccolini
  • ¾ cup Jasmine Rice

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    748
  • Carbohydrates
    85g
  • Fat
    26g
  • Protein
    39g
  • Sodium
    1638mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • 1

    Cook the Rice

    Bring a small pot with jasmine rice, 1½ cups water, and a pinch of salt to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until rice is tender, 18-20 minutes. Remove from burner and set aside covered. While rice cooks, prepare ingredients.

  • 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim bottom end from broccolini and cut into 2" lengths. Coarsely chop peanuts. Peel, trim, and cut carrot into ¼" slices on an angle. Separate steak strips into a single layer and pat dry. Season with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. If using flank steak, follow same instructions and season same amount. If using ground beef or ground turkey, follow same instructions.

  • 3

    Cook the Steak Strips

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add steak strips to hot pan and stir occasionally until no pink remains, 5-7 minutes. If using flank steak, follow same instructions. If using ground beef or ground pork, cook, breaking up with a spoon, until no pink remains, 4-6 minutes for ground beef, 5-7 minutes for ground pork. Wipe pan clean and reserve. Remove from burner and transfer steak strips to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  • 4

    Cook the Vegetables

    Return pan used to cook steak strips to medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add carrots, broccolini, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to hot pan. Stir occasionally until tender, 5-7 minutes.

  • 5

    Finish the Dish

    Add steak strips and any accumulated juices, garlic sesame sauce, and mirin to pan. Stir until steak strips and vegetables are lightly glazed, 1-2 minutes. Remove from burner. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, placing steak strips and vegetables on rice and garnishing with peanuts and red pepper flakes (to taste). Bon appétit!

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