Octopus sausages, colored rice and carved carrots for the Japanese Bento Box

Colored rice
For the childrens Bento Box boil sticky rice according to the instructions on the package. To color, boil carrots and mash for the orange. To make the yellow rice hardboil an egg and mix the yolk with the rice.

Mushroom

To make the mushroom cut a baby tomatoe in half. Use boiled egg to make the foot of the mushroom. To make the white spots on the mushroom cut out small rounds with a straw from eggwhite or cheese.

Octopus sausages
Cut the end of the sausage with eight cuts. Put the sausages in hot boiling water or in a frying pan and they will curl up. Dampen springonions and use the green to make a band around the octopus.

Carve carrots
To carve carrots cut slices of fresh carrots and carve out any shape you like.

Carved carrot rose
Cut the end of a carrot to carve out your rose. To make rosepetals start from the bottom and work your way up doing the top last.

Curly sausages

To make curly sausage cut the sausage with small cuts but not all the way through. Heat the sausages in the frying pan or hot boiling water and they will curl up.

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