Sumo Onigiri BentoWednesday, March 06, 2013
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. :)
The sumo onigiri details are done with nori and ham.
Bentos are packed with pork cutlets, broccoli and strawberries.
I made some mini versions as well. :P
And packed them into my boys' snack boxes.
There's also pork cutlets and grapes in there.
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.
Cut out 2 strips of nori. Wrap nori on onigiri and wrap back the cling wrap again to secure it.
Fold nori in half, cut out triangles for the eyebrows.
Cut a small strip of seaweed to be placed on top as sumo's hair.
Here's the punchers I used to get the nori for the sumo onigiris you see in the bentos shared above.
Lastly, punch out 2 circles with a cutter or straw, and attach onto sumo's cheeks with pasta.
And it's done. You can use decor gel or ketchup to dot on blusher instead, and experiment with whatever expression you like. :)