Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Kid-friendly "Sushi" Bento

I've been messing around with an idea for a fun, kid-friendly sushi that does not involve fish, and that F&B could take to school.  For once, I actually had whole carrots instead of the baby ones and realized that I had a workable idea, if I used grilled chicken.  So I hit the grocery store, bought some already grilled chicken strips, cooked up some sushi rice and got to work!

In the grand scheme of things, I probably should have still used the nori wrappers, but the effect wasn't bad.  Besides the rice, each piece of sushi had grilled chicken, thinly sliced carrots and a bit of cream cheese in it.  And it looked pretty, so that's a bonus.  Sushi kit I use is linked below, we find it so much easier than rolling with a bamboo mat.

Both kids had 4 pieces of sushi (they are larger than you'd think),  a fig bar, mini orange, plum slices, a strawberry and some raspberries.  Lots of fruit, but I'm low on veggies right now and my co-op basket comes in on Saturday, so I'm making do for now. It's packed in our Easy Lunchboxes (also available on Amazon).


  1. Looks tasty! I've never tried rolling sushi without nori on it but I will have to give it a go.



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