Date Night Bento

DH made a lovely dinner last night - just for the two of us.  Indeed, I'm typing this after some wine and thus am a little toasty.  :)  Luckily, DH is here to proofread.  This bento is a replica of dinner. 


Layer 1:  Veggies and cheese, as usual, along with goldfish (the snack that smiles back).  Dessert is plum, peach, and grapes along with a single piece of dark chocolate. 


Layer 2:  Grilled chicken seasoned with a rosemary dry rub (my favorite), rice refashioned into mini onigiri, and broccoli. 

After recent issues with brown and white rice onigiri, I decided to try again here.  I added more water to the rice and this seems to have helped the cohesion of these darling little rice balls.  I also decided to experiment with a new way of making onigiri.  In Japan, they have molds for these things.  I didn't have them, so I tried silicone ice trays instead.  They worked like a charm and have the added benefit of making a bunch of little onigiri all at once.  I wrapped a tray with plastic wrap and have onigiri made for the week.  There's an image of the ice tray on the right.  It seems like a silly thing, but the premade onigiri should speed up bento making in the future. 

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