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Fried Chicken Karaage Bento With Spiced Edamame

Fried Chicken Karaage Bento With Spiced Edamame

Rating
4.5rating out of 5

(1515 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

40 min

Cuisine

Japanese

Delicious and picture-perfect, bento boxes are a joyful Japanese treat. To make your own, top Japanese sticky rice with crispy chicken, quick-pickled cucumber and edamame beans.

Prep Time

40 min

Cuisine

Japanese

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
garlic-clove
2 garlic clove
fresh-ginger
15g fresh root ginger
cucumber
1/2 cucumber
mixed-leaf-salad
50g baby leaf salad
Cornflour
8 tbsp cornflour
Sesame-oil
1 toasted sesame oil sachet (15ml) †
Soy-sauce-sachet
1 soy sauce sachet (15ml) †
rice-vinegar
1 rice vinegar sachet (30ml)
black sesame seeds
1 black sesame seed sachet (5g) †
150g sushi rice
150g sushi rice
Shichimi Togarashi
1 Shichimi Togarashi sachet (2g)
Mayonnaise-sachet-(2)
1 mayonnaise sachet (50ml) †
80g edamame beans
80g edamame beans †
250g British diced chicken thigh
250g British diced chicken thigh
You Will Need
Microwave, salt, sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 15g fresh root ginger
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 50g baby leaf salad
  • 4 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 toasted sesame oil sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 rice vinegar sachet (30ml)
  • 1 black sesame seed sachet (5g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 150g sushi rice
  • 1 Shichimi Togarashi sachet (2g)
  • 1 mayonnaise sachet (50ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 80g blanched edamame beans<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 250g British diced chicken thigh
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 820 kJ
195 kcal
3566 kJ
849 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
8.1 g
1 g
35.2 g
4.3 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
22.5 g
0.8 g
97.8 g
3.3 g
Fibre 0.8 g 3.6 g
Protein 8.9 g 38.7 g
Salt 0.4 g 1.72 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 garlic clove
garlic
15g fresh root ginger
ginger
1/2 cucumber
cucumber
50g baby leaf salad
mixed salad
4 tbsp cornflour
maize starch (100%)
1 toasted sesame oil sachet (15ml)
sesame seed (100%)
1 soy sauce sachet (15ml)
water, soy bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
1 rice vinegar sachet (30ml)
rice vinegar, salt
1 black sesame seed sachet (5g)
Whole hulled black sesame seeds (100%)
150g sushi rice
round grain white rice (100%)
1 Shichimi Togarashi sachet (2g)
Orange peel, chilli, kelp, poppy seeds, black pepper, ginger, parsley
1 mayonnaise sachet (50ml)
rapeseed oil (78%), water, free range pasteurised egg and egg yolk (89%), spirit vinegar, sugar, salt, lemon juice, antioxidant: calcium disodium edta, flavouring, paprika extract
80g blanched edamame beans
Soya beans
250g British diced chicken thigh
Chicken thigh meat
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (sesame, gluten, soya, egg)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
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Cut the cucumber[s] into quarters lengthways, slice finely and add to a bowl

Combine the mayonnaise with a splash of rice vinegar and a pinch of salt – this is your Japanese-style mayo

Add the remaining rice vinegar to the sliced cucumber with a generous pinch of salt and sugar

Mix it all together and set aside to pickle

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Rinse the sushi rice in a sieve under cold running water for 30 secs (use your hands to really wash the grains!), then set aside to drain fully

Add the drained rice with 200ml [400ml] cold water and a generous pinch of salt to a pot with a lid and bring to the boil over a high heat

Tip: Don't let the water fully boil as this will make the rice stick to the pot!

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Once boiling, reduce the heat to low until very gently bubbling and cook, covered, for 15 min

After 15 min, remove the pot from the heat and keep covered for a further 10 min before serving – this is your sticky rice

Tip: Don't peek! Keep the lid on the whole time to get perfectly fluffy rice!

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While the rice is cooking, peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic and ginger

Add the diced chicken thigh to a bowl with chopped garlic and ginger, soy sauce and 1 tsp [2 tsp] sugar and stir to combine

Add the cornflour and and give everything a good mix up until the chicken strips are fully coated

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Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with 4 tbsp [8 tbsp] of vegetable oil over a high heat

Once hot, add the coated thigh pieces and cook for 5-6 min on each side or until golden, crispy and cooked through (no pink meat!) – this is your chicken karaage

Tip: You may need to cook your chicken in batches or use a second pan if cooking for 4

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Meanwhile, add the baby leaf salad to the pickled cucumber and give everything a good mix up – this is your pickled cucumber salad

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Add the edamame beans to a bowl and microwave for 1 min, or until hot and cooked with a bite

Add the black sesame seeds and toasted sesame oil to the sticky rice just before serving, and gently stir it all together - this is your sticky sesame rice

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Serve the chicken karaage alongside the sticky sesame rice, pickled cucumber salad and cooked edamame

Season the cooked edamame with a pinch of salt and the Shichimi Togarashi

Add the Japanese-style mayo to the side

Enjoy!

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