Rengoku's Bento:
Inspired by Demon Slayer (gluten free)

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Inspired by Demon Slayer, I’m making Rengoku’s iconic bento. This was a long time coming but with Mugen Train airing now, I thought it was the perfect time. This scene is so silly and is an amazing introduction to a fantastic character. This bento is truly comfort food in a box. Gyudon (fresh rice, topped with juicy beef and onions) makes for a bite that will be sure to make you shout “UMAI!”


The Demon Slayer Mugen Train film took the world by storm. If you haven’t seen it yet, drop everything and go and watch. If you have already watched it, this recipe should really hit you in the feels! Watching the film for the first time, I knew that I would definitely recreate Rengoku’s bento one day. Now, after some incredibly enjoyable taste testing, I am happy to share the recipe with you!

The bento consists of:

All of the flavours pair so beautifully together, it’s easy to make, it’s quick, it cooks up in one pan, and is honestly addicting. This is a staple meal that you will no doubt become as obsessed with as Rengoku!

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Rengoku's Bento: Inspired by Demon Slayer

Inspired by Demon Slayer, I’m making Rengoku’s iconic bento. This was a long time coming but with Mugen Train airing now, I thought it was the perfect time. This scene is so silly and is an amazing introduction to a fantastic character. This bento is truly comfort food in a box. Gyudon (fresh rice, topped with juicy beef and onions) makes for a bite that will be sure to make you shout “UMAI!”
Total Time 30 mins
Course Bento, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups uncooked Japanese short grain rice
  • 4 green onions or 1 negi, stems cut into 2 inch slices
  • 2 eggs medium boiled (1 half egg per serving)
  • ½ a block of firm or extra firm tofu cut into small rectangles (8 pieces)
  • neutral flavoured oil
  • 1 yellow onion halved and sliced thinly
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp instant Dashi Powder
  • 4 Tbsp soy sauce gluten free
  • 2 Tbsp mirin
  • 2 Tbsp sake/chinese cooking wine
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 inch knob ginger julienned (matchsticks)
  • 1 lb thinly sliced beef
  • beni shoga or normal pickled ginger

Instructions
 

  • Wash your rice! Rinse rice multiple times until the water comes through clear. Cook your rice using whichever method you prefer. I use my new rice cooker that I am in love with!
  • Medium boil the eggs. Bring a small pot of water to a boil and gently lower the eggs in. Let cook for 8 minutes then place eggs into an ice water bath for at least 5 minutes to allow for easy peeling. Slice eggs in half and reserve 1 half per serving.
  • Cut the onion in half and then thinly slice. Slice the green onion and set both aside.
  • Cut the tofu. Laying down, cut down the middle (flat, then in 4 cuts across lengthwise)
  • Heat a large, lightly greased, frying pan over medium heat (you can use a bit of oil or some cooking spray). Brown both sides of the tofu and green onions.
  • Once seared, add the water, dashi powder, soy sauce, mirin, sake, and sugar to the pan. Mix to help the sugar dissolve, cover and let come to a boil.
  • When boiling, add the sliced onions, cover and cook until soft. Don't forget to cover the pan here otherwise your sauce will evaporate!
  • Remove the tofu and green onions and set aside.
  • Add in the beef and sliced ginger and cook until it is no longer pink. If there is fat accumulating on the top (depending on your meat), skim it off.
  • To assemble the bento; spread the rice across the bottom of the box. In ⅓ of the bento, palace a pile of pickled ginger, followed by 2 pieces of tofu, 2 green onions and half an egg. Cover the remaining ⅔ of the bento with the meat and onions. Top with some extra sauce.
  • Serve and enjoy. Don't forget to yell “UMAI” (delicious) with each bite!
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