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Doll Festival Bento with Mickey and Minnie Onigiri

Doll Festival Bento with Mickey and Minnie Onigiri

I made barrel-shaped Mickey & Minnie rice dolls.
How about trying this for Doll Festival?

Ingredients

Cooked rice
110 g
Nori seaweed
to taste
Bologna ham
1 slice
Sliced cheese
1 slice
Thin omelet
as needed
This time, I used 110 g of rice, but please make it with any amount you like

Steps

1. Divide the rice into two portions and fill with whatever you like. Shape into barrel-shaped rice balls.
2. Cut out two face stencils with kitchen parchment paper. Put on top of the rice balls to check that the size is right.
3. Fold the nori in half, then place half of the face stencil on top at the fold and cut it out. If you do it this way, it's easier to remove.
4. Cut slits around the outside of the nori so that it will be easier to wrap around the rice. Make one more the same way. You can also make them at the same time by stacking the two sheets on top of each other.
5. Wrap the nori around the rice balls from Step 1. Wrap in plastic wrap and let set.
6. Cut out pieces of nori long enough to reach from the bottom of the face to the bottom of the rice ball to maek the kimono. For the collar, line with 1 cm of sliced cheese. Wrap around one of the rice balls.
7. Prepare the bologna ham in the same way as the nori in Step 6. Wrap the other rice ball with it and wrap it all up in plastic wrap to set.
8. Cut out the fan and scepter from the thin omelet. Attach with a dry spaghetti noodle.
9. Make Mickey's crown by using scissors to cut the shape out of two pieces of nori stacked on top of each other. Cut one more piece out of sliced cheese with a toothpick. Sandwich the cheese with the nori and attach to a spaghetti noodle.
10. Use a flower cutter to cut out Minnie's crown from the thin omelet. Use a dry spaghetti noodle to attach this as well. If it's difficult to insert the spaghetti noodle, open a little hole first with a toothpick.
11. Cut out 8 circles of nori and 4 of sliced cheese for the ears.
12. Sandwich the cheese circles between nori circles and use a spaghetti noodle to secure to the dolls.
13. Cut out the face parts from nori with scissors, attach to the dolls, and you're done!
14. You can use a plastic pick for the crowns to make it even easier.

Story Behind this Recipe

I thought up a Mickey & Minnie charaben for Hina Matsuri.