19 July 2011

Orzo Pasta Salad and New Lunch box!

I like to bring my lunch to school everyday, partly because I don't like any of the restaurant choices here and partly because it is cheaper. I have been on the look out for a good, useable lunchbox for a while now and I think I have found one that is fantastic. A Planetbox!

So far I have only used it for one day, but I really really enjoy it. There is room enough for food for my lunch and an afternoon snack. My husband also said that he had more than enough food for him. So it is not just for children! I wish that the carrying bags came in other colors, but that is a minor fault.

cremini mushrooms
sun-dried tomatoes
lemon juice

Boil the orzo until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain.

Sauté the onions until softened, add the mushrooms and garlic and cook until those are soft. Add the drained orzo and kale. Mix around until the kale is wilted and the orzo has taken up some of the oil in the pan. Remove from heat, add the lemon juice and sriracha. Stir to combine and garnish with fresh basil.

Eat immediately or cool in the fridge and eat at room temperature.

This was a perfect lunch box salad. It tasted great at room temperature and held up well in the container.

Also in my lunch box is homemade hummus, black olives, plums, carrot sticks, and Late July mini peanut butter cookies.

Once again, my lunch box rocks. It even has rocket magnets on the front. I love it.


  1. Love the lunch box, I love looking at Bento boxes. I don't love the price. I hope it works out for you, too.

    The orzo salad looks really yummy, too!

  2. We absolutely love the lunch boxes. They are pretty expensive, but feel really well made and have a 5 year warranty. I couldn't find another bento box item that I think I would be completely happy with. I don't know if I would even give it to a child because it is so expensive. Anyway, I think that they are worth the price and are wonderful.