The title of this post is dedicated to all those Economists out there... you know who you are!
(It's something called Walras' Law, which says that excess supply in one market must be matched by excess demand in another so it balances out. Kind of like Ying-Yang. Kind of not.)
And to any budding Economists out there (you know who you are!) I challenge you to make this bento box before you apply for an Economics degree, see how dedicated you are ;)
Oh, hang on, I just googled 'walrus' and they're actually quite ugly. Uh... I'm sure they have great personalities.
This is again a bento box I got from CasaBento, I choose it because it's coming up to autumn, I will be putting on my winter boots (because I live in England, and therefore autumn pretty much started three months ago in June) and Raking The Leaves, hence the pattern on the box.
The boxes are quite narrow but they have two compartments. Handy for those instances when the cheese from your sandwich melts onto your chocolate biscuit (It WILL happen someday).
And the black things are sort of mini-lids, which a) look quite nice and b) stop things from dripping out into your bag and smelling funky.
And as of two seconds ago, I've decided that if you have any requests for bento boxes, either ones to make or boxes to choose an actual box from the website and I'll make something inside it, then just leave a comment and I'll try my best!
Moving on, I'm going to show you how I made the walrus.
You will need:
- Sushi rice/glutinous rice
- Soy sauce
- A chestnut mushroom for the nose
- Ketchup for the cheeks
- Nori seaweed for the freckles and eyes
- White cheese for the tusks
1. Make up the rice and let it cool a little. Add soy sauce a little at a time and mix together until you get a brownish colour.
2. Make a large ball for the head and a smaller oval shape for the nose. Wrap in cling film and chill.
3. Once out of the fridge, unwrap and stick the nose on the face. Cut out a small piece of the mushroom and squish just on top of the nose. Cut out eyes and freckles from nori seaweed and stick that on too. Same with the cheese.
4. Use chopsticks to dab on some ketchup cheeks.
5. Voila! Look! I'm a walrus!
For the fruit salad I made a banana flower and apple heart, but you can use the checked apple tutorial from my last frog bento post if you want.
Oh, and one last thing - you can make the leftover rice into sticky egg fried rice. It's delicious (with some chilli sauce, of course)!
p.s. September is #ricelove month! Please join in on the #ricelove fun by linking up any rice recipe from the month of September. Don't forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #ricelove event.