Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sticky Rice Bento

Sticky Rice Bento, originally uploaded by sherimiya ♥.
I made sticky rice using brown and white rice, and added a bunch of goodies into it as well. This batch I made using the mushroom broth, which made it more flavorful. There's also a tomato stuffed with chopped olives and feta, peapods, star radish, and tricolor cauliflower. On top of the rice I put three orange sunsugar cherry tomatoes and a skewer of purple and yellow carrots (they still had some at my market last weekend!)

Fruit side has strawberry, blueberries and one of the awesome Dapple Dandy plums. They still had these too, but they are definitely getting a lot smaller.


  1. That is gorgeous! I love all the colors!

  2. love your colourful bentos. can i ask how you get colourful cauliflowers? tq

  3. Thanks Astrid and javapot! The yellow and purple cauliflowers are bred and grown here in CA, and I get them at my local farmers markets :)

  4. Hi sherimiya, do you freestyle cut the radish star? I've attempted but my radish stars do not look very good. Any star cutting tips?
    I always enjoy your bentos. Thanks.

  5. hi hapa bento,
    Yes, freestyle! It's the only semi-fancy cut I can do with confidence! I simply make 4 very thin v-angled cuts, holding the halved radish securely in my fingers and removing the 4 slivers with the knife blade. If you make a mistake you can just make the cut again, a bit fact you can end up making an open flower blossom even if you really mess it up. It's great! Hope that helps. Thanks!:)