Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Huge Carrot Flowers

This bento was all about drama! Dramatic pink rice, dramatic japanese curry featuring edamame, dramatic enormous flowers cut from huge asian carrots. I lined the bowl of the bento with the pink rice, filled up the center with curry (carrots, potato, onion, edamame, green peas and tofu in the Vermont Curry sauce). Cut out the flowers, placed them dramatically on top, topped them off with circles of nori, sesame seeds and shiso furikake. Then shoved in a few spikes of spring onion for extra drama!
Since I haven't been able to get online for a few days I'm working on a backlog of bentos. This one was for me to have as a dinner bento when I returned from teaching a dance class that occurs during my normal dinnertime schedule. It was so nice to have this waiting for me!!


Flying Lily said...

This is just beautiful. What did you use to make the rice pink?

Natakiya said...

Thank you! As much as I would like to say that I used something amazingly organic to do the pink color...I used red food color gel. Horribly unnatural but very nice and easy :)