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Autumn Bento with Little Mushrooms

Autumn Bento with Little Mushrooms

Once it's autumn, I want to make these cute little mushrooms. Make it simply with ingredients you have.

Ingredients

Plain cooked rice
1 child rice bowl's worth
Ketchup
to taste
Nori seaweed
to taste
Boiled carrots
2 sliced rounds

Steps

1. Combine ketchup with 2/3 of the rice. If the rice is slightly watery, heat on a frying pan or microwave to expel the water.
2. Wrap the ketchup rice in plastic wrap to make the hat of the mushroom. In another sheet of plastic wrap, shape the stem with white rice.
3. Combine the two rice portions in a bento box (when you pack them, don't let the ketchup rice touch the white rice at the bottom).
4. Punch out carrot circles using a food punch. Make 5 circles per mushroom. Stick an uncooked broken spaghetti strand into the back of the carrot circles to secure and stick into the mushroom hat.
5. Stick the facial features punched out of nori seaweed, and make flushed cheeks with ketchup using a toothpick.
6. I changed the color and ingredients here.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made an easy fall themed bento with ingredients I had at hand.