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Kid-Friendly Decorative Rice Balls for Cherry Blossom Viewing

Kid-Friendly Decorative Rice Balls for Cherry Blossom Viewing

They are perfect for cherry blossom viewing. Broccolini and carrot slice cherry blossoms make you feel that spring has come.

Ingredients: 2 servings

White cooked rice
enough to make 4 rice balls
Carrot
about 2 cm
Broccolini
1
Rice ball seasoning
a small amount
Imitation crab sticks
2 sticks

Steps

1. Thinly slice the carrot and cut out cherry blossoms using a cookie cutter.
2. Blanch the broccolini.
3. Add the rice, rice ball seasoning, shredded imitation crab sticks and boiled broccolini in a bowl, and mix with a spatula.
4. On cling film, place a carrot cherry blossom, add 1/4 of rice on top and shape into a ball. Place it with the flower side facing up, and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I came up with this recipe to spice up a kid's bento lunch box.
Kids love these rice balls since they taste good and look good with the imitation crab sticks and the carrot slice cherry blossom.