sushi cannot get any simpler than this. all there is to do – cook rice (add sushi seasoning), boil fish cake (or sausages, crabmeat stick, etc), and/or make tomago. buy and stand-by Inarizushi (sushi in a bean bag) and nori/seaweed. have the kids DIY their sushi with sushi molds.
prepared this bento for k because she was throwing a tantrum and didnt join us for the sushi DIY dinner.
i was on leave yesterday, home baby-sitting full-time as in-laws are away. kids and i had instant noodles for late breakfast and went to the mall in the afternoon. they wanted mcdonald’s for lunch.
i am so glad that s loves reading rick riordan’s fiction story books. he’s completed the percy jackson series (5 thick books!) and we just bought a new one today – book was launched last week. this is the thickest! once he started, he wouldnt want to let the book down. that will keep him occupied for a while. . highly recommended for boys 9+.
dinner was home cooked rice, tomagoyaki, chicken sausage, inari sushi.
i wanted to make a Frankenstein initially but they were hungry, so i just anyhow ‘stacked’ and ‘assembled’ their food.
i prepared the first ever bento for hubby who was working late and didnt have dinner with us. hehe… =P well, he had a big smile on his face when he saw this. he finished all (as snacks) but the edamame, like father like son and daughter!
my kids love sushi, well not all types. their favourites are tomagoyaki , hot dog and inari sushi. i have wanted to make these sushi as bento for them for the longest time, but was afraid that i may take longer than the 30-40 minutes i have in the morning. alas, i did it !
i mentally went through the steps of cooking the night before –
wake up as soon as the alarm rings at 6.00am. normally, i would cheat another 5 -10 minutes of extra Zzzz … =)
wash and soak rice ( i could do this the night before)
take tofu out (inari from fridge)
prepare breakfast for s
prepare sushi rice
cut nori strip
put sushi in bento box
get out of the house before 7am!
you can find my tried and tested sushi and tomagoyaki recipe here.
yes i made it, but not tomagoyaki sushi, it’s more like OMELETTE sushi! lol! =)I must confess i didnt have the patience to wait and roll the egg x 4 times. i cooked all the eggs at once, folded half and then to quarters, thinking it’s still four times/layers. what was i thinking, haha….. big mistake! there is no shortcut!
anyway enough of my stupidity, here it is, omelette sushi and inari sushi, that looked like inari sushi., albeit a mini one, they are cheaper! =)
i have a little time to do a mini ‘makeover’ for k’s sushi.
i wont be making kids bentos till next monday. they are now on home based learning assignments, i.e.,download worksheets from home and contact teacher via internet. how cool is that? this is an annual rehearsal in case of emergency that all children cannot attend school.
last 2 days to register for the lucky draw if you have not done so! =)
we had sushi for lunch on sunday. prepared a quick and easy meal which include kids’ all time favourite tomagoyaki, sausage and japanese sweet beancurd (inari). prepared potato salad as the side dish. the above bento is prepared for hubby as he was away in the afternoon for office matters.
see the difference before and after the bento was ‘rearranged and decorated’. food picks – an easy way for a quick bento ‘makeover’😉