This Bento is really easy and a bit savory, so I had to tone down the saltiness with carrots and cucumbers. Flavors aren't really bursting, but it's enough to tide you over until afternoon snacks.
Today's Bento Menu
- Nori-Wrapped Onigiri
- Pesto Torikatsu
- Carrot and Cucumber Strips
Nori-Wrapped Onigiri RecipeNori-wrapped onigiri is really easy. It's just onigiri wrapped in - you guessed it, a sheet of Nori! So how do you do make this neat triangle-shapped, nori-wrapped onigiri? You'll need hot/warm rice. I don't usually use Japanese rice because it's expensive. I use the short-grain variety, to get that stickiness to it. There are 3 ways to make onigiri rice.
- Pack plain rice in the rice-mold
- Flavor the rice, then pack the flavored rice in the mold. Do take note that your rice shouldn't be too saucy or oily, otherwise, the shape won't stick
- Fill and pack the mold halfway, put the filling in the middle, add rice on top and pack it tightly. Make sure that the filling isn't showing, or oozing out