FOOD

Bento Box Bears and Bees

Because everyone knows cute food tastes better, try your hand at these totes adorbs rice and egg balls.

FOOD

Bento Box Bears and Bees

Because everyone knows cute food tastes better, try your hand at these totes adorbs rice and egg balls.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh cooked rice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Shredded rotisserie chicken
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Shredded cheddar
  • White American cheese
  • Yellow American cheese
  • Mini sweet peppers
  • Nori

Steps

  1. Combine the shredded chicken, steamed broccoli and shredded cheddar. Set aside.
  2. Line a bowl with plastic wrap, and spoon some of the rice into the bowl. Spoon the chicken broccoli mixture into the middle of the rice. Use another spoonful of rice to cover the chicken. Firmly pack the rice until you have a ball. Set aside while you cut out the details for the bees.
  3. Cut an oval out of the yellow cheese for the bee body. Cut two small circles out of the white cheese for the wings. Cut two strips for the bee's stripes. Use a piping tip to cut circles out of the mini peppers to make the flower.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh cooked rice
  • 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Broiled salmon
  • Salt and pepper
  • Green onion
  • Mayo
  • Small hot dog
  • Nori
  • White American cheese

Steps

  1. Combine the flaked salmon, green onion, mayonnaise and pinch of salt and pepper. Stir until well combined. Set aside.
  2. Stir the soy sauce into the rice. Line a bowl with plastic wrap, and spoon some of the rice into the bowl. Spoon the salmon mix into the middle of the rice. Use another spoonful of rice to cover the salmon. Firmly pack the rice until you have a ball. Use the plastic wrap to form the rice into a ball. Set aside while you work on the details.
  3. Hole-punch two eyes and a nose out of the nori. Cut a circle out of the cheese for the face. Slice rounds of hot dog for the ears. Cut three circles out of the slice of white cheese, two smaller circles for the brown bear's ears and a larger one for its face. Stick the nori, cheese and hot dog onto your brown bear rice ball.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh cooked rice
  • 2 hard-boiled egg yolks
  • Pinch of salt
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Diced ham
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Nori

Steps

  1. Scramble eggs to your preference and dice thick slices of ham. Set aside.
  2. Stir the hard-boiled egg yolks into the rice. Line a bowl with plastic wrap, and spoon some of the rice into the bowl. Spoon scrambled eggs and diced ham into the middle of the rice. Use another spoonful of rice to cover the scrambled eggs and ham. Use the plastic wrap to form the rice into a ball. Set aside while you work on the details.
  3. Hole-punch two eyes out of the nori. Cut a triangle for the nose, and two strips for the eyebrows. Cut two circles out of the cheddar cheese for the ears. Stick the nori and cheese onto the yellow bear rice ball.