Ok, these birds don’t look very blue, as this was a batch of leftover rice that was re-steamed. This was the batch of rice I used in my Earth Day bento last week, where I used the liquid extracted from butterfly pea flowers to cook the rice. I decided to use up the rice to make these little plump birds (and clear out my fridge).
I made these birds to “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” instead of the 3 monkeys it originated from. These birds have pink wings made of kamaboko (Japanese fish cake) and I toasted some spaghetti strips as their head feathers. Their beaks are made of steamed carrots.
I was a little frustrated with this bento as I had to adjust the wings several times to get them in the right position, as a result of all the shifting the onigiri wasn’t as neat as I wanted it to be.