There’s a Bunny in My Stir Fry!
As I was eating dinner last night, I totally forgot that it was Chinese New Year and that’d I had forgotten to put some rabbits into my lunch yesterday. Oops!!
No matter, one hopped into today’s lunch. Happy Belated Chinese New Year!
I packed this pretty fast with leftover Sesame Shrimp Stir Fry from dinner last night. You can read my recipe for it on Learn 2 Cook. It turned out waaaay better than the Beef and Bell Pepper Stir Fry from last week.
I got the idea for the bunny’s shape from Hello Kitty’s little rabbit friend on one of the bento boxes I used for my Chicken Lettuce Wraps Bento. I did not use an onigiri mold for this, I simply used Saran wrap. This is a really great example of how awesome making onigiri with plastic wrap is. I should probably make a video about it. Here’s a closer picture:
The purple kale went in first and that was definitely a mistake because it took up so much real estate in the bento box and I couldn’t fit all the stir fry I wanted to put in. I put some veggies into the middle and then laid the bunny onigiri on top. I punched some nori and added the features with a toothpick, then put a little ribbon pick into it.
I used the round ^ for the mouth and it was too short, so I added one more and that’s how I got the nice long U shapes under the nose.
Bunny Stir Fry Bento Points Calculation
1/2 cup white rice – 3 points
1 serving Sesame Shrimp Stir Fry – 5 points
Total: 8 points
Weight: 149.0 lb
I only had a banana today because after lunch, Mr. Pikko said the Oahu SPCA finally answered the phone, so I biked home early so we could drive out to Kapolei to look at dogs.
This new addition to our family is a secret we’re revealing to Grandma and Grandpa J tomorrow, so anyone that knows them better keep quiet about it!!!
The shelter called him Peanut, but we’re going to rename him once his personality graces us with some inspiration. Isn’t he just awwww?
Sadly, the chickens hated him…
Their formal introduction will have to wait. Quite a while it seems! 🙁
Tags: asparagus, bell pepper, Bento, bunny, Charaben, Chinese New Year, kawaii, Onigiri, onion, rice, Shrimp, Stir Fry