Character Bento Halloween Mickey Mouse Rice Ball

Character Bento Halloween Mickey Mouse Rice Ball

Mickey's head is hard to make, but it's easy if you elongate his head like a ghost! Everything else is also easy to make.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Plain cooked rice
1 rice bowl's worth
Weiner sausage
3 pieces
Sliced cheese
1 slice
Toasted nori seaweed
1 sheet
Quail eggs
Black sesame seeds
4 seeds


1. Boil the broccoli, carrot, and sausage (in the same pot). Use a knife to cut the carrot into pumpkin shapes and use a straw bent into a triangle to cut out the face parts. (Refer to my recipe for Jack-o-Lanterns made from carrots.)
2. After boiling the quail eggs, use a toothpick to poke holes for the eyes. Use a knife to cut into the egg for a mouth. In the eye sockets place sesame seeds, and in the mouth, put a leftover piece of carrot from Step 1.
3. Cut the sausage into thirds. Make three radial cuts vertically into the sausage, carve from one cut to another diagonally to create flower petals, then place a corn kernel in the center of each flower. Cut the cheese with a craft punch into desired shapes.
4. Make Mickey's ears with equal-sized rice balls and wrap with nori seaweed. Make a rice ball for the face, place it in the bento box, then place on the eyes, nose, and mouth. For the eyes, layer 2 sheets of roasted nori, cut out ovals with scissors, then make triangular cuts into the sides for the pupils.

Story Behind this Recipe

Just before a school trip, I remembered a Mickey Mouse ghost head ballon that I saw at Tokyo Disney Resort, and so I came up with this.