Back To School Bento with HINODE RICE


Hi everyone! I haven't been very active lately due to work commitments. But I think I also told you some time ago that I was working on an exciting project :).

Now let me reveal what it's all about! Around two months ago I was contacted by HINODE - a rice company based in Northern California, to make a Back to School bento, which would be used as an ad for the SAFEWAY Smart Shopper eScrip Magazine edition this fall (if you want to read or browse the magazine, you don't have to register. Simply "view anonymously", then you will be able to see the "Magazine View" option that you can click to view the content).

HINODE sent me a few packets of their brown and white rice varieties, which I used to make this Back to School bento. If you live down under, I am pretty sure you have heard of SunRice - one of Australia's largest rice and branded convenience food exporters. Both HINODE and SunRice are basically from the same company trading under different names.

Here is a snapshot of the Back to School Bento advert which can be found in the eMagazine.

As you can see in the ad, HINODE is currently holding a 75 cents off coupon campaign from August 1st - September 23rd, 2014. Get the coupon by clicking this link.

It has been a fun experience working with HINODE and here is the full recipe - just click to zoom in the image below.

I also worked on two other bento related projects with HINODE and I will write more about it in my next post, so stay tuned :). For the time being, why don't you check out HINODE's social media? I especially love their Pinterest page - so full of wonderful rice recipe ideas! A few days left till weekend, yay!

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  1. My son is a soccer fanatic! The soccer bento mock up looks awesome!

  2. I'm always gobsmacked by the creativity people put into bento boxes for their children. I think back to when I was a working mother with 2 kids, the house, the pool, the yard, the car and wonder if I could have fit it in. Then I think I was a neglectful mother. Thankfully it's a fleeting thought. :)

    1. Well, I have no kids, and I just bento for fun. I think I wouldn't be able to make such bentos if I should have kids one day though ;). Good that it's just a fleeting thought :).

  3. Congratulations on your collaboration! The "Back to school" bento looks fantastic! I'm glad to see you back blogging.

    1. Thank so much, Sissi :). I always enjoy reading your kind and thoughtful comments :).

  4. Your Bento looks incredible. I find it so hard to create these.. I am sure my daughters would love it.

  5. Congratulations on your cooperation with Hinode - I must say that your "Back to School Bento" looks just fabulous - you are incredibly talented and creative, my dear. And I truly enjoy your soccer theme - what a fun bento box to prepare for children headed back to school - if only there was a bit more time in the morning...maybe with a bit better planning on my part!
    Thank you for sharing your awesome work!
    Liebe GrĂ¼sse,