Angry Birds Onigiri Bento Box, people went wild! I’ve many requests to make these cute Japanese rice balls for them. One of them is from my good friend, Doris. Since her birthday was approaching, I decided to make her a Kitty #BentoBox.
I went hunting for a #HelloKitty lunch box, fit enough to contain my #Onigiri. However, I found nothing suitable in size. Hence, I bought a plain pink lunch box & some jewels to make my own.
3 tbsp Japanese cooked rice
4 tsp Salmon
1 tsp chopped Onions
1 slice of Carrot (steamed)
I sheet of Nori (seaweed)
1 piece of corn
1 slice of Red Capiscum
3 Cocktail Sausages (cooked)
½ tsp Extra-virgin Olive oil
½ tsp Mayonnaise
½ tsp Wasabi paste
1 tsp Salt water
1 sheet of Cling wrap
- Steam Salmon & remove bones. Mix salmon with onions & wasabi.
- Using fingers, spread some salt water onto cling wrap. Put 2 tbsp of rice onto palm & top with salmon mixture. (Leave some fish for the ears)
- Add another tbsp of rice to cover & roll into an oval shape. Next, make the ears by using rice & salmon mixture & mould into 2 triangular shapes. Attach firmly to the head.
- Steam carrots & corn. Cut carrots into flower shapes & capsicum into ribbons. Make the eyes & whiskers using nori. Make about 3 slits on top of sausages. They’ll open up nicely when steamed. Start decorating your Kitty face.
- Place your finished product onto a lunch box. Add sausages & insert cocktail sticks. Beautify it with your carrot flower & surround the onigiri with green sushi grass sheets!
celebration of my Hello Kitty Momento, By Nippon Paint! This was made using a mould. I prefer using hands as we can control the pressure better & add it more fillings. For the mould, we can't put in a lot of fillings as they'll ooze out once you press on the mould resulting in an ugly rice ball. Well, I leave it to you to decide which method to adopt.
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