Angry Birds, the most popular and bestselling mobile game, has taken the world by storm. Not only have they won the heart of gamers, these birds have also created a new culinary rage!
What do you get when you put the characters from Angry Birds, Japanese cuisine and artistry together? An Angry Birds bento! To satisfy your Angry Birds addiction and have fun in the kitchen with your kids or family, here is a simple and easy way to create your own tasty Angry Birds Bento meal. Anyone getting hungry now?
½ cup cooked rice
1 tablespoon tomato sauce
1/3 sweet corn
½ cup mixed frozen vegetables
A few strips of teriyaki chicken (get the readymade ones)
1 slice of sandwich cheese
Carrot (thumb sized portion)
1. Blanched the frozen vegetables and sweet corn in boiling water for a few minutes. Remove, drain well and set aside.
2. Reheat the frozen teriyaki chicken in a toaster while you prepare the rice balls.
3. Scoop about 1½ tablespoons of cooked rice in a bowl and add in ¾ teaspoon or more tomato sauce and mix till combined.
4. Placing a sheet of cling wrap on hand, scope about 1 tablespoon of tomato rice onto the cling wrap and shape rice into an oval rice ball. Set aside.
5. Using another sheet of cling wrap, shape 1 teaspoon of cooked rice into a flat oblong shape and join it to the base of the coloured rice to form the base.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make another small rice ball.
7. Assemble the items in the bento box and add the features on the rice ball according to the image below.
8. For the eyes: use the end of a big straw to cut out circles from a sheet of cheese to make the outline of the eyes. To make the eye balls, use a craft puncher to make small black circles from a nori sheet.
9. To secure the cheese or carrot on the Angry Birds’ face, use thin spaghetti strips to fix them.
10. Lastly arrange all the items into the bento box and serve.
Also check out the White and Black Angry Birds + Green Pig and Kung Fu Panda bento recipe!
Need a wet-weather plan this weekend? Why not gather the whole family and spend some quality time indoors to whip up this fun and delicious bento? Happy bento-ing!
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Ellena Guan is the author of Cuisine Paradise. She likes to experiment and come up with different dishes and bakes during her free time. In her blog, she features recipes of successful dishes and pastries she has tried. She also creates beautiful and interesting bento boxes for her kid.