Charaben Rilakkuma made from Mini Sausages

Charaben Rilakkuma made from Mini Sausages

Perfect for summertime! Make Rilakkuma floating on a lifesaver from mini sausages. Omit the lifesaver for other seasons.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Hot cooked white rice
use as much as you like
Decofuri (decorative furikake) yellow (or your choice)
As needed
One-bite sausages
Imitation crab sticks
Cheddar cheese sliced (substitute with egg crepe, ok)
As needed
Processed cheese slice (substitute with kamaboko, ok)
As needed
Nori seaweed
As needed
Uncooked spaghetti noodle


1. Mix the yellow decofuri with the rice, place the mixture on plastic wrap and use a spoon to form a doughnut.
2. Cover the top with plastic wrap, and adjust the shape.
3. Use the red edge from the imitation crab sticks on the rice you made in Step 2 to complete the lifesaver.
4. Cut off 1/3 from the sausage.
5. On the part you cut off, cut out two ovals. These will be the hands.
6. Using the remainder of the same cut sausage, cut out two circles. These will be the ears.
7. Slit the sausage to the middle.
8. Insert the ears into the slit.
9. Cut the cheddar cheese for the ears. Sliding the cutter down, so the edge is clipped to shape nicely around the face, make two ear pieces.
10. Secure the cheese ear pieces on with an uncooked spaghetti strand.
11. Place the bear head on the lifesaver and position the hands. Use an oval (cut out of processed cheese) to make the nose. Secured with an uncooked spaghetti strand.
12. Use nori seaweed pieces to finish the face and a little ketchup applied with a toothpick for the cheeks.
13. Place on top of rice in your bento box. Make sure to consider the box's depth and adjust accordingly.
14. Use the bear without the lifesaver for an all-season item.
15. Here's a Christmas version with a Santa Hat attached.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had one-bite sausages so I made this summer-themed bento.