Birdy Tuna Mayo Rice Ball Bento Box 

By: Vicky Pham @em_vickypham



Prep Time

10 min

Cook time

20 min


  • 1/2 cup sushi rice

  • 1 can chunk tuna in water (drained)

  • 1 tablespoon Japanese mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1 sheet seaweed paper

  • 1 small carrot

  • shredded lettuce

  • 1 Libby’s Whole Kernel Sweet Corn Cup

  • 2 chocolate chip cookies

  • cherries

  • 1 tablespoon hummus

  • 2 pieces of naan bread (sliced in half)

  • sharp cheddar (cubed)

  • beef jerky


  1. Wash and cook rice according to package directions.  (20 mins)
  2. While rice cooks, add tuna, Japanese mayonnaise and soy sauce to small mixing bowl. Mix well.
  3. When rice is cooked, stir to fluff, then transfer to medium bowl to cool slightly.
  4. When rice is cool, scoop 1/4 cup into your hand and make a small well in the center.  Add 2 tablespoons of tuna filling into well,  cover tuna with surrounding rice, and cup your hand to form a ball. Repeat to make two smaller balls.
  5. Use scissors to cut out eyes with seaweed paper and strips to make claws. 
  6. Cut the small end of a carrot to add as the beak. 
  7. Fill the remaining space in bento box with lettuce. 
  8. Add Libby’s Whole Kernel Sweet Corn Cup, chocolate chip cookies, cherries, hummus, sliced naan bread, sharp cheddar, and beef jerky to bento box.