Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Sumo Onigiri Bento

I made sumo onigiris for my boys' bentos on Tuesday. They are easy to make, and I took some step-by-step photos to share. :)

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The sumo onigiri details are done with nori and ham.

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Bentos are packed with pork cutlets, broccoli and strawberries.

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I made some mini versions as well. :P

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And packed them into my boys' snack boxes.

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There's also pork cutlets and grapes in there.

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To make sumo onigiris, first shaped your rice into triangular shaped using cling wrap. You can use a rice mould if you have one. And add whatever fillings you want inside the onigiri.

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Cut out 2 strips of nori. Wrap nori on onigiri and wrap back the cling wrap again to secure it.

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Fold nori in half, cut out triangles for the eyebrows.

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Cut a small strip of seaweed to be placed on top as sumo's hair.

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Here's the punchers I used to get the nori for the sumo onigiris you see in the bentos shared above.

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Lastly, punch out 2 circles with a cutter or straw, and attach onto sumo's cheeks with pasta.

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And it's done. You can use decor gel or ketchup to dot on blusher instead, and experiment with whatever expression you like. :)
Bunting---Dots-and-Stripes---Rainbow---6
Where to get same or similar items used in today's bentos:

  

18 comments:

  1. Berlinda aka Mama Berl6 March 2013 06:32

    Really cute sumos, full of expressions! And thank you for the tutorial ^,^

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  2. another useful tutorial! i always LOVE your tutorial. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. Must try out, love this Sumo!

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  4. They are super adorable and I will never know that you used the cling wrap to secure the nori. No wonder my nori never sticks as I try to press them with my fingers. Really helpful tutorial and thanks for sharing :)

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  5. This is so cute!!! super fun!!! :D

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  6. These are so cute! Love their facial expressions!

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  7. Very funny idea, the bento onigiris, their faces are great ^^

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  8. Oh my.. so cute so cute so cute!!! Thanks for the tutorials.

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  9. Sorry if this is a dumb question but are you using sushi rice or regular? I've heard some people say you can use regular rice that is wet a little for onigiri and some say no. ???

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    1. I'm using sushi rice here. Yes, you can use regular rice that is wet to mould, but you can't eat it like an onigiri, it will tend to break apart easily. :)

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