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For Bentos! Carrot Flowers (with Photos)

For Bentos! Carrot Flowers (with Photos)

Carrot flowers make a bento instantly more colorful!

Ingredients

Carrot
as needed
Sugar
1/2 teaspoon
Salt
a small amount

Steps

1. Cut flower shapes out of carrot slices using a cutter.
2. Make 5 diagonal cuts towards the center from in between the petals.
3. Lay the knife blade almost flat, and slice towards the cuts made previously.
4. Here's one piece sliced off.
5. 3 pieces sliced off
6. Do this 5 times, and it's done!
7. It looks like this from the side.
8. Put into a small container with water to cover, and microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes at 500w. Done!
9. Put one in a bento like this. It's simple but makes the bento so colorful.

Story Behind this Recipe

I always add carrot flowers to simmered dishes. I tried adding one to a bento box and it was very cute, so I've been doing it ever since.