I made 2 very simple bentos in under 15 min.
This was what Marcus got for his school lunch this week. I used the 2 layer bento box (total capacity 510ml).
Top layer: 2 pumpkin rice balls slightly flattened into disc shape to fit into box, carrot flowers, baby corn and 2 quail eggs with 4 garlicky tiger prawns.
Bottom layer: 2 Japanese rice crackers, one with black seasme and the other with black beans. 3 grapes and half avocado decorated with another carrot flower.
Not shown: a pack of 180ml Smoo milk.
The pumpkin rice was made with steamed pumpkin that I mashed into sushi rice before shaping. Tiger prawns were stir-fried in grape seed oil with a pinch of sea salt and a clove of minced garlic. Total 9 ingredients excluding the oil, salt and rice crackers. I really love the presentation of this bento. There is something very pretty about it which makes me smile. :)
For Chipsy's lunch. Half avocado, a small pumpkin rice ball, a quail egg, baby corn, carrot flower and 1 garlic prawn. I included half of a small Japanese sweet potato to boost the complex carbohydrates content and also to add sweetness to the meal. Total 9 ingredients.