Don't worry...No koalas have been harmed during my bento making process ;). Do you know that koalas are not only grey but there are some white ones too even though they're quite rare ? I wanted to make another koala-themed bento because I really like my first koala bento. I thought about using quail eggs and colouring them grey (but I really didn't know (and still don't know) how to get grey-coloured eggs), but then I remembered that not all koalas are grey, there are white ones too, how convenient, in the end I didn't even have to colour anything:). I decided to use mini mozzarella cheese instead of quail eggs to make the two mini white koalas, because I like the idea of eating pilaf with mozzarella. These mozzarella koalas are made out of: mozarella cheese, nori for eyes, black olive for the nose and chili sauce for the rosy cheeks.
I also made bulgur pilaf for today's bento. I'd never eaten bulgur in my life, so I was very curious. I invented the recipe myself and I was quite happy with the result, bulgur is definitely something that I would eat from time to time when I am bored with normal white rice, it's healthier too because it doesn't have as much carb as white rice.
The right bento box is a normal salad bento with rucola, cherry tomatoes, quail eggsy, mozzarella, radish, croûtons, majoram, olive oil and ground black pepper.
- 250 grams bulgur
- 500 ml water (I think...)
- 4 mini green chili peppers, seeded and sliced thinly
- 2 mini yellow peppers, seeded and sliced thinly
- 2 mini red peppers, seeded and sliced thinly
- 2 mini orange peppers, seeded and sliced thinly
- 1 tablespoons minced/chopped garlic
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 4 dried chillies
- 80 grams green beans, cut into 5 cm pieces
- 200 grams turkey breast, cut into cubes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons tomato puree
- chicken powder to taste
- A pinch of paprika powder, garlic powder and cumin powder