Recipe for Angry bird onigiri bento
Cute onigiri rice balls packed into bento lunch box featuring the popular angry birds trio: red, yellow and green pig. Just your usual food to color the rice and decorate away for your kiddo.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
- 2 cups cooked sushi rice
- 1 egg boiled
- 1 piece nori
- 2 baby carrot
- 1 tsp mayonnaise for gluing
- 4 Tbsp edaname pea
- 1 small tomato
- 1 edaname
- 1 hot dog or sausage
- corn, vegetable of choice, nuts and fruits
Steam 2 baby carrots(reserved the 2 pointed end for beaks) than puree or smash them and mix to a portion of rice.
Similar to above, shape the red rice into a sphere. Then push one side down to table to flatten in into half a sphere.
Now add half of the white rice portion to the flatten part, then twist and shape into round or egg like to resemble the red bird body.
Mix 1 boiled egg yolk to a portion of rice to make yellow rice.
Similar to red bird, form and shape yellow rice and remaining 1/2 portion white rice together but into a triangle instead.
Dispatch mayonnaise in a small cup, you will use it to glue heavier features onto rice balls.
Use small scissor to cut out 2 brows for the red bird, 6 larger circles for eyes background and 6 smaller dots for pupils.
Also cut 2 piece of funky crown out of nori.
Use a straw or similar to cut out 6 circles of the boiled egg white.
Cut a heart shape out of tomato to make crown for the red bird. Also two eyebrows for the yellow bird, you can use either tomato or carrot for this.
The pig mouth nose can be cut out from cucumber, green broccoli, or just use the shell of the edaname. Use two inner peas for pig ears.
Now just glue all features onto each respective bird. For heavier parts such as beaks, crown, pig ear, use a tooth pick or just crack some chips into long shafts to connect them.
Arrange each bird and pig into your lunch box.
Fill lunch box with some veggies, boiled hotdog, sausage and fruits.