I completed my grocery shopping mission last night minutes before the hypermarket was closed for the day. Hurray!
With the fresh supply I made my boy something new today – mini onigiri stuffed sweet bean curd (ajitsuke inari).
I seldom make onigiri for snack because my boy is a slow rice eater and can not finish them during the short morning break. But this time I made him the mini version hoping that he will finish them.
This is a close-up photo of the two-coloured mini onigiri bears.
I made the onigiri in two colors – white and purple. The white ones are stuffed with normal rice while the purple ones are rice mixed with pureed purple sweet potato. I love the outcome.
The onigiri is turned into mini teddy bears (without the ears though) with cheese and seaweed. Besides the two inari, I included two cherries and slices of Japanese cucumbers in the bento as well.
Everything fit into the small Winnie the Pooh bento box and I guess the amount of food in this bento box was just nice for JY.
I don’t have a round shape rice mold, so I made the onigiri using cling wrap as shown in the photos.
All I need to do is just to twist the cling wrap tightly to form the rice ball.
Hope this is helpful to those who have no rice mold just like me but would like to make a rice ball.