Meal Kit

Tokyo 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

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check recipe cards and ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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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. 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 sit 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. Tip: To peel the carrot with less effort, lay it down on your cutting board peel one half, rolling it as you peel. (Be sure to peel in a motion away from you!)

In Your Box (serves 2)

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

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
    801
  • Carbohydrates
    86g
  • Fat
    33g
  • Protein
    38g
  • Sodium
    1674mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

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

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using flank steak, follow same instructions as steak strips.

  • If using 20 oz. steak strips, follow same instructions as 10 oz. steak strips, cooking in batches if necessary.

  • If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as steak strips in Step 4, cooking with 1/4 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper and breaking up with a spoon until no pink remains and turkey reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 7-9 minutes.

  1. 1

    Cook the Rice

    Bring a small pot with 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. 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.

  3. 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 browned and steak reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 5-7 minutes. Remove from burner and transfer steak strips to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  4. 4

    Cook the Vegetables

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

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Add steak strips and any accumulated juices, garlic sesame sauce, and mirin to hot 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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