School is back in session and I am hoping to make more bento lunches for my daughter.This onigiri unfortunately didn’t make it inside her lunchbox. We are still trying to get back to our school day routine and mornings are a bit hectic for us.

This apple onigiri is like practice or warm up for me too after the lazy days of Summer.

To make, I just added sakura denbu to my cooked white rice to color it pink. Then I placed the rice in plastic wrap to shape it into a ball. I used my nori punch to make the eyes and mouth which I arranged over the onigiri. Last, I added a piece of pretzel stick on top to create a stem and made a cut out for the leaf. If you have some green beans or snow peas, you can make that into a leaf by using it’s ends.