Recipes for Pride!

Oh I really liked this prompt, I love to cook and making food is a major love language of mine, Pride is all about Love so yes recipes for Pride is an excellent idea!

So ok, I want some celebration but I also want some practical considerations here, so I’m going to be putting together recipes for a bento box to bring to Pride. I want finger/chopstick food that I can easily eat whilst having a celebratory day out plus some stripey cake!

Bento Rice

So usually when I make my bento rice I make it quite simply but for pride I reckon I’m going to go for a bit of colour, specifically bisexual colours! Thats pink, purple and blue for anyone who needs a catch up on the various flags.


Sushi Rice
Beetroot Vinegar
Pickled Sakura
Pickled Daikon
Blue Food Colouring


Wash the rice three times before cooking. When cooked mix up the vinegar and sugar (ratio is 1/2 cup vinegar to 1/4 cup sugar), yes I know I’m making bento rice not sushi but I want to change the colour and I like the taste. Stir into the rice and allow to absorb colouring the rice purple.
Dye the daikon with the blue food colouring (I wondered about doing something crazy with baking sodar and the purple vinegar but I’m not confident enough about that.) Grate the blue daikon over the purple rice and then arrange the pickled sakura over the top for your bisexual flag coloured rice!

Karaage Chicken

300g chicken breast
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp cooking sake
5g fresh ginger, grated
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp chillie flakes
1/4 cup katakuriko potato starch
cooking oil

This is on the practical side of things rather than the gay colours. My karaage is a bit on the spicy side so I guess on that it count it’s kinda queer? I guess.

Chop the chicken into bite sized slices and then marinade.
Combine the ginger, garlic, chillie flakes, soy sauce and cooking sake. Put the chicken in the marinade for about an hour (or realistically shove it in the fridge whilst I’m at work and cook it afterwards.
Drain the chicken and roll in the potato starch until it’s well coated. Fry until golden brown and then dry on kitchen roll.

Roast Beetroot

I really love beetroot, roasted beetroot especially because my idea of heaven is sweet vegetables. The method is simple – wash the beetroot, top and tail it, rub with oil and salt then shove in the oven at 200C for 30-45 minutes.
Then leave to cool, peel, slice and place in the bento.


Ok, I’ve never actually made my own kimchi so that’s the plan for next pride 🙂 I’ve found a recipe here and I’m going to give it a go!

Stripey Pride Cupcake!

If it’s going in a bento box then I’m going to do cupcakes over slicing actual cake.


8oz sugar
8oz butter
3 large eggs
8oz flour
1 tsp vanilla essence
Food colouring: red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, violet

For Icing:

Icing sugar, cream cheese, bright pink food colouring

Combine butter and sugar, mix in eggs and vanilla essence. Combine with flour.
Divide into six and add food colouring to the six pieces. Then into cupcake cases layer up the cake mix (or swirl if you’re feeling confident).

Bake at 180C for 20-30 minutes.

Whilst it’s in the oven whisk up the icing sugar and cream cheese with vibrant pink – because we’re doing the canonically missing colour for the icing.

Then ice the cupcakes.

I’m very excited for Pride now!

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