Sesame-Crusted Bento Box --
  • Total Recipe Time: 20 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings


  1. 4 beef Tenderloin Steaks, cut 1 inch thick, about 4 to 6 ounces each
  2. 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
  3. 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  4. 2 cups frozen edamame in pods
  5. 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  6. 2 cups hot cooked brown rice
Dipping Sauce:
  1. 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  2. 1 tablespoon water
  3. 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  4. 1/2 to 2 teaspoons Asian hot sauce (Sriracha sauce)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine white and black sesame seeds on dinner plate.  Press mixture evenly onto steaks. Spray large ovenproof nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Place beef steaks in skillet and brown 2 minutes. Turn steaks over and place skillet into preheated oven; cook 13 to 18 minutes for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning once.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare edamame according to package directions; set aside. Stir green onions into rice. Combine dipping sauce ingredients in small bowl; set aside.
  3. Stir green onions into cooked rice.
  4. Remove steaks from the oven, let stand 3 to 5 minutes. Serve with rice mixture, edamame and dipping sauce.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Place steak, rice mixture, edamame and dipping sauce in separate compartments of a bento box as desired.
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