My First Onigiris!
Posted July 29, 2010on:
I remembered posting that I won’t be able to make that many bento this week because the schedule for the week is quite pack at work. But miraculously, I think I’ve made more bentos this week than the previous weeks.
I was inspired by Lia Chen of Bentolicious (http://www.mybentolicious.com/) onigiri post yesterday and the day before. Love her ideas and all her creativitiy in bento making. Don’t know when I’ll be able to get to her master level! Anyway, I tweet-ed yesterday that if I can wake up early this morning I shall try my hands on making onigiri. And surely enough, I woke up early and made these bentos. One for hubs and one for myself, of course!
I cooked the rice the night before because I was afraid that if I cook it this morning it will be too hot to handle. I used a three shaped onigiri tool that I bought from Daiso (http://www.daiso-sangyo.co.jp/english/). There’s the heart, teddy bear and star shape. I filled the onigiri with tuna mayo and decorated with cheese, nori and some dashes of sakura denbu for colour. I actually tried making some crabby sausages with the cutter too but the effect was not there. This is the 2nd time I tried using the cutter and still failed to get the crab. Sigh. Don’t know if it’s because I boiled the sausages and didn’t pan fry it.
Besides the onigiri, there are some mangosteen, dragon fruit, cherry tomatoes, sugar apricot and some cucumbers. Mine has a little bit of extra dried cranberries and raisins in replacement of the not so “crabby” sausages.
Looked at mine and looked at Lia’s, mine is still far from perfect like hers. Sigh. But once again, I shall continue to persevere!!!