Decorative Bento

Mains
Rice

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

1 pax / 1 piece

New to decorative bento? This will be a fun recipe and especially a treat for the young ones. An hour or so is all you would need to create an eye-catching meal for your kid to bring to school in a snack box. As it’s a brand new year, our bento welcomes spring! Use egg sheets to delicately create the raincoat, and cut apples for a nice umbrella to match the theme.
We used Kinmemai Better Brown Rice,  for it’s smooth texture and is a lighter, ?uffier brown rice. Have fun ‘deco-ben’ as snacks or picnic meals for the weekends!
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Ingredients

Adjust Servings
US / Metric
0.00
g
g
Kinmemai Better Brown Rice Rice
0.00
g
g
Kinmemai Better Brown Rice Rice
0.00
g
g
water
0.00
g
g
water
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
tomato sauce
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
tomato sauce
0.00
sheets
sheets
of seaweed
0.00
sheets
sheets
of seaweed
0.00
lettuce
lettuce
leaves
0.00
lettuce
lettuce
leaves
Rice crackers
Rice crackers
0.00
apple
0.00
apple
0.00
pieces
pieces
dumplings
0.00
pieces
pieces
dumplings
Tri-color capsicums (seeds removed, cut into strips)
Tri-color capsicums (seeds removed, cut into strips)
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
light soy sauce
0.00
tsp
tsp
oil
0.00
tsp
tsp
oil

Egg sheets:

(beaten)
(beaten)
0.00
tsp
tsp
cornstarch
0.00
tsp
tsp
cornstarch
0.00
tsp
tsp
water
0.00
tsp
tsp
water
0.00
tsp
tsp
oil
0.00
tsp
tsp
oil

Steps

1

Cook 65g Kinmemai Better Brown Rice with 100g water in rice cooker.
Cook 65g Kinmemai Better Brown Rice with 100g water in rice cooker.
Mark as completed

2

Mix cornstarch and water together, 2 tbsp each.
Mix cornstarch and water together, 2 tbsp each.
Mark as completed

3

Add mixture to beaten eggs and whisk to combine. Strain the egg mixture.
Add mixture to beaten eggs and whisk to combine. Strain the egg mixture.
Mark as completed

4

Lightly oil and heat a tamagoyaki pan. Pour a thin layer of egg mixture into the pan.
Lightly oil and heat a tamagoyaki pan. Pour a thin layer of egg mixture into the pan.
Mark as completed

5

Cook on low heat until egg sheet set.
Cook on low heat until egg sheet set.
Mark as completed

6

Repeat to make 3 egg sheets. Set aside.
Repeat to make 3 egg sheets. Set aside.
Mark as completed

7

Cook dumplings in boiling water. Set aside and drizzle with some oil to prevent them from sticking together.
Cook dumplings in boiling water. Set aside and drizzle with some oil to prevent them from sticking together.
Mark as completed

8

Stir fry tri-color capsicum strips with a little oil in a pan. Season with 1 tbsp light soy sauce. Set aside once cooked.
Stir fry tri-color capsicum strips with a little oil in a pan. Season with 1 tbsp light soy sauce. Set aside once cooked.
Mark as completed

9

Transfer cooked brown rice into a mixing bowl. Mix in ½ tbsp tomato sauce.
Transfer cooked brown rice into a mixing bowl. Mix in ½ tbsp tomato sauce.
Mark as completed

10

Shape a portion of brown rice into an oval rice ball with cling wrap for the body.
Shape a portion of brown rice into an oval rice ball with cling wrap for the body.
Mark as completed

11

Lay an egg sheet over cling wrap. Place rice ball in the centre and wrap egg sheet around it. Wrap with cling wrap to shape and set aside for 5 minutes
Lay an egg sheet over cling wrap. Place rice ball in the centre and wrap egg sheet around it. Wrap with cling wrap to shape and set aside for 5 minutes
Mark as completed

12

Shape the rest of brown rice into a round rice ball with cling wrap for the head.
Shape the rest of brown rice into a round rice ball with cling wrap for the head.
Mark as completed

13

Cut the hair from a sheet of seaweed. Wrap seaweed over rice ball with cling wrap.
Cut the hair from a sheet of seaweed. Wrap seaweed over rice ball with cling wrap.
Mark as completed

14

Add folded egg sheet to form the hood around the head. Wrap with cling wrap to shape and set aside for 5 minutes.
Add folded egg sheet to form the hood around the head. Wrap with cling wrap to shape and set aside for 5 minutes.
Mark as completed

15

Lay the base of the bento box with lettuce leaves.
Lay the base of the bento box with lettuce leaves.
Mark as completed

16

Unwrap and position the body rice ball.
Unwrap and position the body rice ball.
Mark as completed

17

Add cooked capsicum strips and dumplings on the sides.
Add cooked capsicum strips and dumplings on the sides.
Mark as completed

18

Unwrap and position the head rice ball.
Unwrap and position the head rice ball.
Mark as completed

19

Cut half circles from the egg sheets for the raincoat collar. Apply mayonnaise on one side and place on raincoat. Add rice crackers for the raincoat buttons.
Cut half circles from the egg sheets for the raincoat collar. Apply mayonnaise on one side and place on raincoat. Add rice crackers for the raincoat buttons.
Mark as completed

20

Use a craft punch to cut out the eyes and mouth and paste on the “little girl’s” face with a little mayonnaise. Add mayonnaise on the eyes
Use a craft punch to cut out the eyes and mouth and paste on the “little girl’s” face with a little mayonnaise. Add mayonnaise on the eyes
Mark as completed

21

Add the bow tie bento pick.
Add the bow tie bento pick.
Mark as completed

22

Add tomato sauce as blush.
Add tomato sauce as blush.
Mark as completed

23

Shape and carve apple into an Umbrella. Slot the bento picks into the apple for the umbrella’s handle. Add apple umbrella to bento.
Shape and carve apple into an Umbrella. Slot the bento picks into the apple for the umbrella’s handle. Add apple umbrella to bento.
Mark as completed

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