• sancocho: a Latin American stew that I made with beef, tripe, potatoes, yucca and malanga (like taro)
  • Looks yummy ^_^ - Classic Pep

Sancocho stew in thermal lunch jar

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This is a deconstructed view of just the rice container for this lunch. Morning prep time: 8 minutes each (15 minutes for two lunches). What's unique about this lunch is the way I packed the stew and rice in my thermal lunch jar. When packing hot stew (or curry, etc.) in the bottom of the rice container, if you pack a layer of rice on top of the stew to create a rice "lid": 1) it keeps both rice and stew warm, 2) you're able to enjoy both flavors separately, and 3) it keeps the liquidy stew from leaking if the lunch container is manhandled in transit. This is particularly helpful with my large thermal lunch jars, as the biggest container is for rice, and the seal on the lid is not water-tight. Full details here.

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  1. pinguin0037 86 months ago | reply

    hmm yumm I get so hungry now!! I want a bite!! haaaa.
    Thanks for sharing on www.flickr.com/groups/milkfree (?)

  2. MariaHelena [deleted] 84 months ago | reply

    That tip was terrific, for I packed my first lunch jar yesterday and used Kung Pao chicken "on top of the rice"!!!! (how dumb is that?) of course it leaked a little. lol

    Next time I will surely remember this tip of yours.
    Thanks a lot!

    (P.S. been browsing your lunch pics... great ideas!)

  3. Biggie* 84 months ago | reply

    Thanks MariaHelena!

  4. ABarrett 66 months ago | reply

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  5. timlewisnm 64 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called In Jars and Pots, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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