Recipe courtesy of Wayne Nish

Spinach with Sesame Seeds

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 bento servings
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2 bunches spinach, about 2 pounds, stems removed, washed well and dried

2 tablespoons sesame oil

1 teaspoon sugar

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. Heat a saute pan over medium heat. Add the spinach, oil, sugar and soy sauce. Cook the spinach, stirring, until the leaves are just wilted, about 3 minutes. Spread the spinach out flat on a plate to cool quickly in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. (This will keep it a vivid green.)
  2. When the spinach is cool, taste and correct seasoning. Pile in a bowl and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

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