Make a round rice ball with your favorite filling inside. Cut the nori seaweed into long and thin strips. Match the width to the rice balls. Cut a triangle out of one of the edges as shown in the photo.
Cut out a big circle from the cheese with a pastry tip to make an eye. Use a broad straw to cut out another circle in the eye to make a pupil (the black nori-seaweed will be seen through the cheese).
Wrap the rice balls with the nori strips, place the eye-shaped cheese on top! It will look cute if you decide to add scales, but I made it easy and simple this time.
They will look like this in a bento box.
Another variation decorated the carps on a bed of rice in the bento box.
Story Behind this Recipe
It's very easy to make. If you are packing them in a bento box, place them top and bottom to make them look like koinobori, carp streamers.