Easy Heart-Shaped Rice Ball Bento for Valentine's Day

Easy Heart-Shaped Rice Ball Bento for Valentine's Day

Forming a nice heart-shaped rice ball is difficult, but you can easily make one with this technique.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Hot cooked white rice
120 g
Nori seaweed
1/2 sheet
1 slice


1. Wrap a desired amount of rice with a plastic wrap and form 4 rice balls into the shape of a rain drop.
2. Put the two sides together it'll like a heart! The secret to make a nice heart shape is to form one of the rice balls a bit smaller than the other one. Then when you put them together, you set one end longer than the other one. This way the bottom tip of the heart will look pointy.
3. Place the heart on a nori seaweed that is slightly bigger than the heart and cut into the edges of the nori seaweed.
4. Wrap the hearts with a plastic wrap and let the nori seaweed stick to the rice. They look even cuter when they are different sizes.
5. Decorate it with ham or any other ingredients you like.
6. Pack the hearts into your bento box and you're done!

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make it easier to form a heart shape.