Minion Bento

Minion Bento

Minion bento is one of the most popular design for our bento workshop. It is not only popular with kids but adults too! If you are staying at home with your kids during this school holidays, why not try and make some cute minions sushi? Remember to post your creation on Instagram and hashtag #dopenkitchen. We will be happy to see your creation!
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 people
Calories 169 kcal


  • Rice Cooker


Sushi Rice Mix

  • 1 cup Japanese Shortgrain Rice
  • 1 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Japanese Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Tumeric Powder/ Saffron Powder or 1 tsp yellow food colouring

Minion Rice Ball

  • 1 piece Japanese Seaweed
  • 1 piece Cheese Slice
  • 4 piece Cherry Tomatoes


  • Take a piece of cling wrap to and put it on your palm. Scoop 2 tbsp rice and wrap tightly into oval egg ball shape. Set aside.
  • To make the hair, cut a few thin strands of nori and paste on top.
  • To make the eyes: Cut a 1/2-inch x 4-inch strip of nori and place it on top of the yellow rice ball.
  • Cut out two nori circles and place them on top of the nori strip.
  • Cut out two smaller seaweed to make the pupils and two white cheddar cheese circles using the bubble tea straw and place on top of the nori circles.
  • To add the pupils, cut even smaller circles of nori out and place on top of white cheddar cheese circles.
  • To make the smile: Cut a half circle out of the nori. Place the thin strip (mouth) below the eyes.
  • To make the shirt, cut a Cut a 1/2-inch x 6-inch strip of nori and paste around the rice ball.
  • Cut a square inch nori to connect the strip and square together to make the shirt.
  • Cut a 4-5cm strip of seaweed and half the cherry tomatoes. Connect together on the plate to make the floating balloons.
Keyword rice dish
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