Lay down a sheet of nori seaweed on top of the rice in the bento lunchbox.
Make one large and one small long and thin rice ball. Mix a separate, small amount of rice with the ingredients and make a small ball.
Leaf - snap peas
Eyes and mouth - nori seaweed
Cheeks - ketchup
Assemble the rice balls on top of the sheet of nori seaweed, attach the face parts, and you're done!
Story Behind this Recipe
New Year's Charaben!
You can switch up the ingredients with whatever you have. The pictured face used salmon furikake to get the color. You can also use the yolk from a boiled egg or maybe a bit of ketchup! Mr. Mikan would also be pretty cute if you used carrots! To make the leaf on top of the head, cut the shape out of a boiled snap pea.