Pre-K Bento Lunch #4: Fried Rice and Crab Siomai

For the first time, I packed rice in Abby’s bento box.  As I’ve said before, I’m trying to wean her from store bought siomai/shumai.  I’ll soon be making them myself instead. I thought it was safe to pack rice because Abby has a classmate who is half-Asian and who eats rice for lunch, too!  I took that bit of info as my green light.

Going back to the fried rice.  I prepared it the night before as school mornings tend to be hectic.  What’s in the rice?  Left over baked chicken thighs, canned peas and corn, carrot slices, a little soy sauce and a dash of salt.  And before refrigerating the rice, I asked Abby to taste it so I can see how she likes it.  She gave me the thumbs up sign and said, “Ummm, yumm, Mommy!”  I told her it will be her lunch for the next day.  I was pleased and hopeful.

I so looked forward to pick-up time to see how lunch went.  The verdict?  The siomai, as always, was devoured.  I couldn’t say the same for the rice.  I think Abby’s turning American on me.  Not! :D  I’ll just have to keep trying.  *sigh*   I’ve still got a lot of tricks in my bag. ;)

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2 Responses to “Pre-K Bento Lunch #4: Fried Rice and Crab Siomai”

  1. Jen says:

    Erynne’s doesn’t always look for rice either. There are days she can eat ulam without it… I don’t get it :D.


  2. G-lato says:

    No worries, if she devoured the siomai, there’s still hope :)


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