My cute Night owl bento was made with Annie Chuns Minute rice, my favorite go to sticky rice.
To make the owl I slightly wet my hands (it is sticky rice) grabbed a chunk of rice put it into a baggie and squished it into the shape I wanted. You can use your moistened hands but baggies work great. Oh and before that I always add a bit of rice vinegar and salt to the rice and mix it in for flavor. I added salami for wings and DF GF cheese for eyes (dabbed with a bit of black food gel for black spots).
The baby owls are quail eggs. If you have not tried them, you should. I get my quail eggs at the local Asian market. I love them cause they cook up super quick, I boil them for maybe 3 min. I did the same treatment with salami and cheese. I did add little pick to the top of their head for something to grab onto and make like it was feather puffs on top.
In the background I have some pea pods cut up as fillers, some champagne grapes for the night sky with cheese GF DF for stars and a half an apple as the moon with a Happy Halloween pick. In the corner I have a strawberry for filler and a meat flower (kiddo requested to keep adding meat flowers to her bento, especially the “brown meat” aka roast beef).
Momma says: Poem by Nina Willis Walter
The witches fly
Across the sky,
The owls go, “Who? Who? Who?”
The black cats yowl
And green ghosts howl,
“Scary Halloween to you!
Night Owl Bento