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Noriben (Rice Covered with Nori Dipped in Soy Sauce) with Kumamon, the Kumamoto Prefecture Mascot

Noriben (Rice Covered with Nori Dipped in Soy Sauce)  with Kumamon, the Kumamoto Prefecture Mascot

You just need to place facial features on noriben (bento with nori dipped in soy sauce covering cooked rice) to make a Kumamon, the Kumamoto Prefecture's signature mascot.

Ingredients

Nori (dried seaweed sheet)
as needed
Cheese
as needed
Imitation crab sticks
a small amount

Steps

1. Prepare the outlines for your Kumamon's face. Cut the nori seaweed and cheese for the facial features. Boil the imitation crab sticks if you are making this during the summertime.
2. Make a normal noriben (bento with nori dipped in soy sauce covering cooked rice). I usually make 2 layers. It's better not to show the rice, so cover any space with nori seaweed.
3. Once the rice has cooled, arrange the facial features, and you're done.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is for my daughter who is a junior high school student .