Tuesday, April 29, 2008

April 29th Bento

My goals for today's bento were:

  1. Make fancy sushi
  2. Find natural ways to colour the rice

I think it turned out pretty well!

I made some swirly sushi (Another one from the book, Sushi for Parties). I coloured the yellow rice with tumeric and the purple rice with some beefsteak plant furikake. The other section was a light green, but you can't really tell from the photo. It was done by boiling and mashing edamame and mixing that with the rice.

I decided to do a diagonal theme, so starting in the bottom left corner and working up we have a salad made by mixing avocado, honey, edamame and small strips of lettuce (this is my favorite, I had been craving avocado all week!), a couple of home made pork gyoza with rice vinegar/soy sauce dipping sauce and a couple of snow peas. Then there is some broccoli and the sushi, strips of lamb steak that BF was kind enough to barbecue for me last night (so delcious!), asparagus tips and a mini BabyBel (it was supposed to be a heart shaped egg, but it turned out wonky, so BF had the egg for breakfast and I threw in the Babybel because it was about the same size). There are a couple of carrot and nori flowers.

For fruit, we have kiwi hearts, half of a fig (today I learned that I like figs!), strawberries, blueberries and gooseberries. Lastly, there's a truffle for dessert.


Lyvvie said...

I think I'll have to get the sushi for parties book! It looks so much fun.

Jacki said...

It's so worth it! I thought making fancy sushi would be really tough, but it's actually pretty straight forward!

Sid Khullar said...

This is absolutely amazing!! I've got to try that sushi. You must post how you made that!


Jacki said...

You just make three comma shaped rolls on half sheets of nori, and then roll them all together with a full sheet of nori.

tonic said...

Jacki, this one looked so amazing I submitted it on tastspotting! Everybody needs to see your bento genius!

michelle @ TNS said...

holy crap, how the hell did you do that? more importantly, how could you bring yourself to eat it?

Jacki said...

I make two every morning, one for me and one for my BF. This one was his, so I didn't have to eat it :P