Bento: Super Mario Invincibility Star

Last night on a whim I decided that I wanted to turn today's lunch into a bento.

If I eat this that means I'm invincible, right?


  • teriyaki-style chicken.
  • long grain white rice.
  • sliced almonds and seaweed for the eyes
  • Carrots & Edamame for the veggies.

We didn;t have any teriyaki sauce so we made our own sauce using 'Grade A' maple syrup, low-sodium soy sauce and some sweet chili paste. It tastes soooo delicious. I don't think we'll every buy teriyaki sauce again!

I shaped the rice with a star shaped silicone baking mold. If you want to color the rice yellow for a more authentic Mario feel, try a yellow curry or tarragon powdered spice. I usually keep a jar of the expired stuff around (less flavor) but decided to skip this step to save on time and cleanup.

I picked this up at a dollar store a few years ago.

I feel so inspired to make bentos again. I suppose that means I'll have to go grocery shopping again soon. Most of the foods we've been keeping in the house lately parish too quickly for a bento-style lunch.

Alas, firstworldproblems. <3

5 comments:

  1. I love that you play with your food!!! This is the best.

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  2. That is awesome! I barely have the patience to cook food at all, let alone make it look nice, so kudos to you on that one! Haha.

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  3. YUM! My favorite way to make homemade teriyaki is honey & soy sauce. It's super tasty on salmon!

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  4. @Kat I'll definitely have to try that!

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