Crispy Fried Broccoli Bento Fillers

Crispy Fried Broccoli Bento Fillers

Frying broccoli creates nice char marks. This is a dish using well-cooked, savory broccoli that has a crispness to it.


an appropriate amount
Olive oil
1 tablespoon or more
Garlic (optional)
1 small clove
Salt and pepper, seasoning salt, etc..
to taste


1. Divide the broccoli into florets, cut each into 2-4 pieces, blanch and allow to drain in a sieve.
2. In a pan with olive oil, sauté crushed garlic (optional) until fragrant.
3. Add the drained broccoli with the cut edge facing down, and cook over medium-high heat until golden brown. Flip and slightly char all sides.
4. When the broccoli is well-cooked, season with salt and pepper and/or seasoning salt to taste.

Story Behind this Recipe

We frequently add this colorful broccoli to our bentos. I wanted something different than just eating boiled broccoli with mayonnaise, so I came up with this fragrant, slightly charred taste.