This onigiri reminds me of the “Chia pets” and “Chia heads” that was popularly sold in TV shopping channels. My husband always bring his own lunch to work. I wanted to give him something other than his usual sandwich or salad, so this bento is for him.
This bento comes with the leftover roast chicken and tofu and mushroom stir fry we got from the Chinese deli. I just added some cucumbers and strawberries as fillers. My daughter asked why I made a mad looking onigiri. I said it’s for your dad, because it would be kind of weird if I gave him a cutesy rice ball to bring to work.