Simple Character Bento Rilakkuma Rice Ball

Simple Character Bento Rilakkuma Rice Ball

This is a character bento featuring everyone's favourite mascot, Rilakkuma. There isn't a lot to prepare so I recommend this recipe to beginners.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Warm rice
as needed
to taste
Nori seaweed
to taste
Egg crepe
as needed
Sliced cheese
as needed
Uncooked spaghetti noodle (thin)
3 cm


1. Mix the cooked rice with the mentsuyu. Wrap the rice with cling wrap to shape the head and ears.
2. This is how it looks from the side. The ears should be just as thick as the head.
3. Once cooled, remove the wrap and add to the bento box.
4. Cut out the inside of the ears from the edge of an egg crepe with an oval-shaped cutter.
5. Fix the inside of the ears in place with a rod of uncooked spaghetti.
6. With the same cutter used in Step 4, cut out a piece of sliced cheese. Again, using a piece of uncooked spaghetti, fix this to just under the centre of the face. If you push the pasta down so that it doesn't poke out, it shouldn't be too noticeable.
7. Create the rest of the face by cutting out some nori seaweed. You're all done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I received a request from my kid to make a Rilakkuma bento.