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Happy Musubi Boys

1 Aug

Happy Musubi Boys

This bento makes me happy, I hope it made my daughter happy!

When I was growing up, my grandma taught me how to make onigiri by hand.  First, I splashed water on my hands and then added salt.  I was instructed to put the warm rice in my hands and alternate my cupped hands until a triangle formed.  As I got older, I used molds that you can buy from almost any Asian market.  But after reading posts by other bento lovers, I realized there is nothing like a hand molded onigiri (musubi).  Except, now I use plastic wrap!  Wow… the plastic wrap makes it so much easier and is not as messy.

The two happy boys were made by hand using plastic wrap.  One boy has black sesame seeds as hair, although, it’s a little sparse and makes it look like he is balding.  The other boy has no hair.  hehehe.  Once again, the pics add the cuteness to the bento.  I just love these little hat bento picks. So cute.

Contents: Onigiri, nori for the face, sesame for the hair, chicken, carrots, green beans, and a variety of fruit.

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