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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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian Fusion
Keyword Angry bird lunch box, Angry birds rice balls
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1
Author Victoria

Ingredients

  • 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

Filler

  • 1 hot dog or sausage
  • corn, vegetable of choice, nuts and fruits

Instructions

  • Cook sushi rice according to bag instructions or follow our guide here. Do not season the rice yet, as we will divide and adjust the flavor a bit.
  • Divide sushi rice into 4 portions for seasoning/mixing: red, yellow, green and white.

Green Pig

  • If use Spinach: lightly saute then puree and mix to the rice, seasoned with some sea salt.
    If use Bean/pea: steam them until soft, then mash and mix to the rice
  • Place a plastic wrap on your hand, spoon the mixed green rice on top. Tuck, close and squeeze to form a round ball. You will now have the body of green pig.

Red bird

  • 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.

Yellow bird

  • 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.

Detailing

  • 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.

Assembling

  • Arrange each bird and pig into your lunch box.
  • Fill lunch box with some veggies, boiled hotdog, sausage and fruits.