Friday, November 11, 2011

Bento of the Week: Onigiri

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This themed bento meme will be posted each Friday and will accept entries through the following Tuesday. Instructions for submitting a link can be found here. At that point voting will be enabled. You can vote on Wednesday & Thursday. Full guidelines for this meme can be found here.

Week 7 Theme: Onigiri The theme for Bento of the Week 7 is Onigiri. Onigiri is defined as Japanese food made from white rice formed into triangular or oval shapes and often wrapped in nori (seaweed). Below is a tutorial on making onigiri into a bento. Please post the direct link to any bentos you've created that contain onigiri. You can post more than one, but it needs to be your bento. You may post a bento that has been submitted in a previous week as long as it fits the them. Please visit other participants and leave some love! 
Next week's theme: Egg Sheets

Thank you to Ming  for providing this week's tutorial. You can read her full post here.

This is a tutorial for the Pikachu bento I posted on Monday. Please note that I'm using mixed grain rice and cheese in this tutorial, instead of sushi rice and egg sheet. If you are doing it, I suggest you try with sushi rice instead, and make the onigiri smaller as cheese is thicker than egg sheet.
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First, shape your rice. You can use a rice mold if you have one.
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If you do not have a rice mold, you can use a cling wrap to shape the rice.
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Cut out a slice of seaweed to wrap round the rice.

You can see the remainder of the tutorial here.

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