To Make sushi rice. Cook the
White Rice (1 1/2 cups)
with 3 cups of water with steamer or pan and wait until ready. Add
Rice Vinegar (2 Tbsp)
to the cooked rice and mix well.
Shape the Rilakkuma head. Scoop the sushi rice into a plastic wrap and squeeze it tight! If you don’t squeeze tight enough, it will look strange and also difficult to eat.
Make the ears. This is the hard part! First, scoop a little amount of rice with a small spoon and place it on both corners of
Inari (6 pieces)
. Then push it with the back of the spoon to make it look like an ear. Inari is really fragile, so be careful.
Close the inari sheet. Tuck the bottom of inari underneath the rice and hide the edge by shaping it nice and round. Now you have a beautiful bear shape right in your kitchen!
Make the facial part: Use the puncher on the
Nori Sheet (1)
for Rilakkuma’s eyes, nose, and mouth. You can use scissors if you don’t have a puncher. Then shape the
Cheese (1 slice)
into Rilakkuma’s mouth. I used a cookie cutter.
Make thin omelet for the ears from the
. I used the edge of a boba (tapioca) straw to cut out. It was the perfect size for the ears I found in my kitchen.
Don’t waste the rest of the thin omelet you just made for the ears! Roll and cut it into a bite-size. Then place the thinly cut
Carrots (1 slice)
as a mouth and nori for eyes. I used a nori puncher this time as well. This omelet guy is Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma’s friend, “Kiiroitori“. He’s a cute little bird who likes pancakes.
Place all your hard work on the plate. This is the moment where you can feel all the little effort is finally coming together. So don’t forget to have fun. Serve and enjoy!