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Doll's Day Bento with Inari Sushi Hina Dolls

Doll's Day Bento with Inari Sushi Hina Dolls

For Hina-matsuri (doll's day) season.

Ingredients: 1 bento box for a child

Hot cooked white rice
use as much as you like
Flavoured inari pouch
2 pieses
Sakura denbu
as needed
Black ground sesame seeds
as needed
Imitation crab sticks
1 stick
Komatsuna
as needed
Nori seaweed
as needed
Sliced cheese
a small amount
Ketchup
as needed
Cute toothpicks
2 pieces

Steps

1. Divide the cooked white rice into 4 equal sections. Mix sakura denbu into one of the divided rice. Mix black ground sesame seeds into another. Add some salt to the remaining rice if desired.
2. Shape each rice into a ball.
3. Fold half the height of the walls of the flavored inarizushi pouch inward.
4. Fill one of the inarizushi pouches with a white rice ball and the black sesame seed rice ball. Fill the other pouch with the other white rice ball and the sakura denbu rice ball.
5. Place cooked komatsuna on the sesame rice ball. Tear the red part of the imitation crab thinly and place it on top of the sakura denbu rice ball.
6. Decorate each doll's head with a cute toothpick and "draw" the face with nori seaweed. Put a small amount of ketchup for the empress's cheek. Make a fan with the sliced cheese.

Story Behind this Recipe

Because it is the hina-matsuri season.