Form the face and ears out of rice. The face is teardrop-shaped and the ears are round.
Make cuts around the nori you place on the ears.
Wrap the ears in nori, then cover again with plastic wrap to press everything together.
Cut the nori and the cheese. I cut out a face like Pancham's with scissors while looking at a picture of it.
Put the rice into the bento box. I used dried pasta to hold the ears in place.
Put the side dishes around the rice.
Put on the facial features made out of nori and cheese and it's finished.
Story Behind this Recipe
This was a request by my daughter who has recently gotten into Pokémon.
It's okay to hide tasty ingredients inside the riceball that makes up the face area. The one I made was just a regular salted onigiri. The eyes are made with cheese on nori for the whites of the eyes. For the pupils, another cut-out of nori is placed on top of the cheese.