Frozen’s Olaf Onigiri Bento By Ochikeron.
I know that Frozen’s been out for quite awhile and now there are even rumours of Frozen 2 floating about the Web, but I couldn’t resist NOT making a mention about this adorable kitchen project I found out about recently: Olaf Onigiri! Thanks Ochikeron for the cool idea! While there are other examples of Olaf Onigiri, this has to be the best one.
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Onigiri are rice balls made and shaped into triangular or cylindrical pieces and wrapped in seaweed to keep it from falling apart and a bento is set-meal packed into a box or similar container. Though usually plain, a little creativity can turn an onigiri bento into a work-of-art. Sadly it’s meant to be eaten… or is it?
Here’s a run-down of the recipe in case you were in a hurry and what you’ll need:-
3 small sausages.
1/2 cup of Short grain rice.
A bit of carrot.
1 slice of cheddar cheese.
Square Food-box or Bento.
Long chewy kelp/seaweed snack.
Optional: Stewed beef.
Make the Egg-Heart Omelette:
- Crack and beat two eggs in a bowl.
- Add 1/2 tablespoon of sugar.
- Add a tiny pinch of salt.
- Put some cooking oil in a rectagular pan and heat it under low heat.
- Spread the egg into a thin layer.
- When the edges are done start rolling up the egg, then push it to one corner of the pan.
- Spread another thin layer of egg into the pan. Make sure that it merges with the rolled egg!
- Again, when the edges of the new layer starts to dry, roll the rolled-egg into the new layer to form a bigger roll.
- Repeat steps until you run out of egg mixture. Let the egg roll cool.
- Cut the egg roll into pieces roughly 2 inches in length (you could make this bigger or smaller).
- Flip the pieces so they’re standing, then cut them diagonally. Flip one of the halves upside down and rejoin it with the other piece to make heart-shapes.
Make the Snowflake-Sausages:
- Cut sausages in half.
- Make cross incisions on the flat side of the sausages. Make small incisions on each of the sides.
- Cut small pieces of carrot into triangles to make Olaf’s nose.
- Oil and heat a pan.
- Cook the sausages. Flip them onto their flat sides occasionally.
- When the sausages are almost done, put in the carrots.
Making Olaf’s Body:
- Cook rice short-grain rice.
- Season the rice with salt. A tablespoon should suffice. Mix it with a spoon.
- Use a plastic wrap to make Olaf’s body – two large, one medium, and two small.
- Line the bento/food-box with lettuce.
- Arrange the rice balls in the bento/food-box to form his head (large), chest (medium), lower body (large) and feet (small).
- Place the Egg-Hearts and Snowflake-Sausages around the rice balls. Optional: Stuff stewed beef along the unfilled spots of the bento.
Making Olaf’s Face:
- Cut seaweed wrap to make his mouth, eyes and eyebrows.
- Cut slightly smaller circles of the cheddar cheese to form the whites of the eyes.
- Then cut even smaller circles of seaweed to make the pupils.
- Cut a rectangular shaped bit of cheese for his buck-teeth.
- Cut three small circles of seaweed for his buttons.
Making his arms and hair:
- Cut the kelp snack to form his hair and arms. You can substitute this with the seaweed wrap or something else if this is hard to find in your area.
- Poke three small pieces into the head to form hair and a longer pieces to form his arms on each side of the body.
Good luck and have fun!