Japanese Onigiri and Bento Box

55 mins (prep 30, cooking 25)
39 ingredients
3 servings
While teaching the 2013 "Cuisine Around The World" cooking elective at my daughter's charter school each 3rd-5th grade student created their own bento box and onigiri for our day in Japan. A bento is the Japanese version of our "brown bag" lunch. They're fun and easy to make, and kids can enjoy making their own lunches the night before. The ingredients list is just some ideas to get you started. The yield is for 3 cups of cooked rice. That amount made about 4 onigiri when we were figuring out how much rice we'd need for 30 students. My students really enjoyed getting creative with their bento and onigiri. The photos are actually some of my students' creations.

Categories:  <-60-mins , pasta,-rice-and-grains , fruit , rice , japanese , finger-food , leftovers , asian , time-to-make , lunch~snacks , served-cold , easy , short-grain-rice , presentation , inexpensive , vegetable ,
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Serving Size (80.53 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 0.0 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 3.15mg 0.39%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 2.37mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cooked sushi rice, hard-boiled egg, deli turkey