Character Bento Mr. Polar Bear

Character Bento Mr. Polar Bear

It's just a little while until Christmas.


Plain cooked rice
1 small bowl (for a child)
Toasted nori seaweed
1/4 sheet
Vegetables and side dishes of your choice
to taste
Imitation crab sticks
Ham & cheese
as needed


1. Leave 2 tablespoons of cooked rice and pack the rest into the bento. Sprinkle with your preferred topping and cover in toasted nori seaweed.
2. Shape the rest of the rice into the polar bear's face. Cut out the eyes, nose and mouth from a sheet of roasted nori seaweed and make his cheeks with ham.
3. Slice off the red outer layer of the imitation crab stick and cut to a width of 5-6 mm to create the scarf. Wrap it around the bear's neck and decorate with sliced cheese.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make a Christmas bento and decided to give this polar bear a warm, red scarf.