Ladybird Character Bento (Simple Onigiri Rice Ball)

Ladybird Character Bento (Simple Onigiri Rice Ball)

This simple 3D ladybird is made out of imitation crab stick, sliced cheese and nori seaweed. Have fun giving it different expressions.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Hot cooked white rice
80 g
Imitation crab sticks
Toasted nori seaweed (8-sheet pack)
2 sheets
Sliced cheese (non-easy melting type)
1/8 slice


1. After shaping a round rice ball with some cling film, wrap the rice ball with the red part of the imitation crab sticks and some nori seaweed.
2. Cut 2 small circles out of the sliced cheese to create the eyes. You can either use a skewer to cut them out, or punch them out with a fat straw. Make the pupils and spots with some circles punched out of a sheet of nori seaweed.
3. Stick all of the separate parts on to the ladybird to complete.
4. Try making some laughing ladybirds or packing in some friends, just have fun making them.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is an original recipe that I use for my kid's bento boxes. If you don't have any sliced cheese then feel free to use the white part of the imitation crab stick. Just use whatever you have.