Just a small bento today, as we were having a good-bye party for a colleague this afternoon – lots of cake were expected!
Top tier: Bok Choy fried/steamed with a little red onion, some soy sauce and garlic, sesame seed deco
Tamago (just from one egg – so tiny)
Mini fried champignons with parsley and a dash of vinegar
One plain mini-onigiri
Strawberry for dessert
Bottom tier: Three mini-onigiris made from brown arborio rice, one with black sesame, one very lightly toasted with nori, and one with furikake mixed in.
Bed of chopped salad, which I mixed in with the mushrooms.
I must say, onigiri with black sesame or furikake mixed in = the win. I wasn't that fond of furikake so far, but they're much better that way!
I will experiment with other onigiri mix-in fillings soon, I think. I think that egg works well, but I was thinking of less traditional flavors to mix in as well – curry might work, as might chives or other herbs.
The pattern in the nori was made by creative application of my spiral punchout on a triangle of leftover nori – I was going to throw it away, but I liked the pattern so much I kept it for later use.