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Character Bento with Little Hina Dolls for Doll Festival

Character Bento with Little Hina Dolls for Doll Festival

These are hand puppet-shaped hina dolls.
Just pop them right on top of rice.

Ingredients: Mini dolls

Hot cooked rice
as needed
Nori seaweed
to taste
Small red wiener sausage
1
Sugar snap peas
1
Wiener sausages
as desired
Ketchup
to taste

Steps

1. Wrap a small amount of rice with plastic wrap, and roll into round shapes. You can also give it a light color with ketchup if you like.
2. Cut the hair from nori seaweed. Cut notches around the edges and wrap the rice ball with it, wrap in plastic wrap, and let sit.
3. <Emperor Doll> Make the crown and scepter from snap peas, make the eyes and mouth from nori seaweed, and make the cheeks from ketchup.
4. <Empress> Make the crown and formal folding fan from sausage, make the eyes and mouth from nori seaweed, and make the cheeks from ketchup.
5. Cut a red wiener sausage in half vertically, and cut off the end for the body. Cover the emperor's body with mayonnaise, and gently roll up in the nori seaweed.
6. Line up the rice balls in the bento box, and stick on the parts...and it is done.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a bento for the Japanese Doll Festival.