Monday, 14 November 2011

Bento Box with Onigiri

Bento is a packed meal in a box found in Japanese cuisine. Always a bento box is beautiful in appearance & also it is a well balanced meal with nutrients.
Here is my first try of making a Bento meal box,and I tried to make it simple & easy.

Theme used is Onigiri.Onigiri is basically rice balls wrapped with see weeds.

For this bento box I used:

Onigiri of heart shaped using plain white rice
Few fresh grapes
Steamed broccoli
Spring onion


Use of warm cooked rice was easier to make the onigiri.

Scoop a small portion of rice into a cling wrap/or a sandwich bag & press it into desired shape.Or use a cookie cutter to form a shape.
I used a heart shaped cutter to form my onigiri.Here is the tutorial I read about onigiri

Made some flowers from carrot.See here how to make the carrot flower.

After that arranged the lunch box using the fruits & veggies & I wanted to appear it as a flower pot.

 I used some carrot slices/strips to decorate onigiri flower pot.

Is this cute?? :)


  1. Very good! Thanks so much for joining the meme at Bento Blog Network. I'll add you to our blog roll.

  2. thank you,hoping to learn & explore Bento with your weekly is a nice & exciting event....

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  4. @Amy, this is very pretty, what a great idea, :)

  5. hi amy, you bento is great..but i cant eat the scallion raw ha ha ha

  6. Hi there! Following you back from the Hop. Thanks!!

  7. Yes my dear, its very cute :)

  8. The box looks so cute. I am sure it will be a big kit among kids.

  9. I love this! I know my daughter would too, thanks for the inspiration! Newest follower from the blog hop :)

  10. Thats a beautiful lunch box,nice carving :)

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  12. cute and interesting bento box..

  13. This is really cute and Do-able! Thanks for sharing.

  14. This is so cute! I wish my lunch looked like this =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a wonderful thanksgiving & see you next week,
    Beth =-)

  15. how clever!
    I might try this with a school lunchbox soon.

  16. Adorable! I featured it at this week's Allergy Friendly Lunchbox Love :)


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