Christmas Onigiri Bento Lunches

Christmas Rice Lunches Collage

Today I have 6 different holiday themed rice ideas (Gingerbread Man, Angel, Candy Cane, Wreath, Holly, Reindeer). I shaped most of these using a cookie cutter. I use a method similar to this but if my cookie cutter is a simple shape I just use the plastic wrap between my fingers and rice. I don’t usually line the cookie cutter with the plastic wrap.

Gingerbread Man rice bento lunch

I made this cute Gingerbread Man rice lunch for my Dad. Some people think that cute food is only for kids but I don’t hold that opinion.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Nishiki rice shaped in a cookie cutter, soy sauce brushed on, dried blueberries, spinach, red pepper, broccoli

Top Right: Cashews

Bottom Right: Apple with Gingerbread man cut-out with cookie cutter and knife, I put some lemon juice on it to prevent browning

Angel Onigiri Bento Lunch

I enjoyed this simple angel meal for lunch. I had thought about decorating her but decided to keep it quick and easy.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side:  White Nishiki rice, zucchini and carrots sauteed in vegetable broth

Top Right: Almonds

Bottom Right: Grapes

Candy Cane Rice Bento Lunch

I made these onigiri candy canes for my salsa and rice loving nephew. On the side, I gave him a Mini Dippers filled with extra salsa.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: White Nishiki rice alternated with white Nishiki rice mixed with a little bit of salsa and packed into a candy cane cookie cutter, sugar snap peas

Top Right: Pepper Jack cheese

Bottom Right: Grapes

Wreath Onigiri Bento Lunch

I tried to make a naturally green rice wreath by adding cooked broccoli and white Cheddar cheese. The wreath ended up being light green instead of a vibrant green. But I still think it is cute.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Chex cereal, dried cherries, walnuts

Bottom Left: Raspberries

Right Side: Nishiki rice mixed with white Cheddar cheese and broccoli, shaped in a round cookie cutter and the center is cut-out with a smaller round cookie cutter, red pepper decorations and bow, cauliflower

Holly Onigiri Bento Lunch

This holly leaf and berries are delicious. It was a fun and festive lunch.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side:  Nishiki rice mixed with white Cheddar cheese and broccoli shaped in a cookie cutter, spinach details, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower

Top Right: Kiwi and raspberries

Bottom Right: Holly sugar cookies with green sanding sugar

Reindeer Rice Bento Lunch

I shaped this cute reindeer by hand using plastic wrap.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Nishiki rice, soy sauce brushed on, baby carrots, dried blueberries, cherry tomato, broccoli

Top Right: White Cheddar cheese shaped with a snowflake cookie cutter

Bottom Right: Raspberries

It is so much fun to create cute rice shapes! Please let me know if you make any of these. Merry Christmas!

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