Food Friday – Rilakkuma Bento Box

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Today we will be showing you how to make this extra cute Rilakkuma Bento Box. It is a delicious and fun way to pack a healthy lunch! Take it with you to work or school to make your day a little more brighter. It is also a nice way to show your loved ones that you care for them, by giving them this Bento Box!

But what is a Bento Box? A bento (弁当, bentō) is a single-portion take-out or home-packed meal of Japanese origin. Outside Japan, it is common in other East Asian culinary styles, including Chinese and Korean cuisines, as rice is a staple food in East Asian cuisine. A traditional bento may contain rice or noodles with fish or meat, often with pickled and cooked vegetables in a box

And if a Bento Box has a specific character/theme, it is called Kyaraben. Kyaraben often features food decorated to look like people, characters from popular media, animals, and plants. Today we took Rilakkuma as an example to make this Kyaraben. Rilakkuma (リラックマ, Rirakkuma) is a fictional character produced by the Japanese company San-X and created by Aki Kondo. After the character’s launch in 2003, Rilakkuma has been featured on stationery and merchandise created by San-X, as well as several collaboration cafes. 

So get creative with us and start the new year of with this healthy and fun lunchbox!

Ingredients:

Rilakkuma

250 gr sushi rice

1 sheet sushi Nori

1 table spoon ketchup

2 table spoons of  rice vinegar

2 tea spoons of sugar

1 tea spoon of salt

1 slice of cheese

Salad

Lettuce

4 cherry tomatoes

1 hard boiled egg

Dressing of choice

Additional

Add whatever you like to fill your Bento Box. Fruit, veggies or nuts are good suggestions! And of course, buy a brand new Bento Box, use the lunchbox you already have or any plastic container to put your Bento in. 

And we also recommend to buy some fun Bento accesoires online. HappyBento.nl is the site where the materials used in this video come from.


If you have all the ingredients and materials, go and watch this video to begin.

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