Taken from Anna the Red
[How to make a ❤ shaped hard boiled egg]
– Milk carton or any juice carton (cut open, washed well and dried)
– Chopstick (round one is ideal)
– Rubber bands
Step 1: Cut milk carton and fold it in half lengthwise.
This is all you need. (besides an egg) The milk carton is about 3″ X 8″.
Step 2: Make a hard boiled egg.
Step 3: While the egg is still warm, peel the egg and put the egg on the milk carton, place a chopstick on the center of the egg, and put rubber bands on the both ends.
If you don’t have a round chopstick maybe you can put a skewer inside a straw and use it. (If you use a disposable chopstick, the middle part of the heart will probably look funky.)
Make sure the egg is freshly boiled and warm. Otherwise the egg might break from the pressure.
It’s hard to see but you want the chopstick to dig into the egg.
Step 4: Leave it for about 10 minutes. (Keep the egg in the fridge if it’s summer time.)
Step 5: Take the chopstick off and cut the egg in half.
Hard boiled eggs are so soft, smooth and easily modified.
It’s cute as is.
But the heart shaped yolk makes it even more adorable! Also every pair is very unique, so no other pair is like it! Kind of romantic, isn’t it?
You can put them in the bento just as they are.
Or you can cut the bottom of the egg to make them stand.
Omelette + Rice = OmuRice
- Eggs (x 2)
- Carrot (1 *very* small)
- Asparagus (4 spears)
- Mushrooms (1/8 cup)
- Onion (1 small)
- Shredded Parmesan (1/4 cup)
- Cooked rice (1 cup)
- Olive oil ( 1 1/2 tbsp)
- Pieces of ham (bacon or other deli meat can be substituted)
- Pepper and salt to taste
- Dice the carrot, broccoli and onion and set aside separately.
- Crack 2 eggs and whisk until smooth. Season with a pinch of pepper and salt. Set aside in a separate bowl.
- Pour egg mixture into a large flat, round fry pan with 1/2 a tablespoon of olive oil to coat the pan. Try to make a nice round shape with the egg as it sets.
- Flip the pancake-like egg in the pan so that both sides are cooked *quite* well. Set aside on separate plate.
Egg pancake in anticipation of fried rice to make it complete!
5. In a separate pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and then first the carrot, then the onion and finally the asparagus and mushrooms. Stir-fry until cooked through.
6. Add the rice and ham to the vegetables and stir-fry until golden-brown at edges.
Ham and rice added. NB: I used mixed grain rice – hence the colour. White rice works just as well and looks prettier but this rice is kind of healthier… >.>
7. Give a good stir for about another minute or two. Add salt and pepper to taste.
8. Place the egg pancake in a rounded bowl so that it lines it.
Carefully lining the bowl with the egg pancake…
9. Add the Parmesan into the egg pancake bowl.
Now for the cheese…
10. Add the fried rice to the rounded bowl and compress.
Now comes the rice…
Be sure to flatten the rice with a spatula so that it is tightly packed.
11. Flip the rounded bowl upside-down onto a flat plate.
Now all it needs is…
Some garnish completes it!
12. Serve with tomato sauce, Tabasco sauce or any (if any) condiment of your liking. Enjoy!