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Flower Kimbap (Korean Sushi Roll) with Dried Bonito and Seaweed


This is my cute experiment with kimbap (Korean sushi roll). I like to eat rice mixed with dried bonito and seaweed. Instead of eating it plain, I dressed it up into these pretty flowers. Aren’t they looking scrumptious? My intention was to make petals of flower yellow that is why I added cooked egg yolk in rice. But one egg yolk was not enough to give yellow color. If you are going to attempt it, try to add 2 egg yolks. If you like, you can use food color instead of egg yolks. In the middle, I have used pickled radish, you can replace it with carrot or cucumber or even sausage would work fine.

how to make flower shaped Korean sushi rolls for bento box

For making flower shaped kimbap, you will need;

flower kimbap recipe

  • Cooked Korean short grained rice – 1 cup
  • Pickled radish – 2 small pieces
  • Dried bonito and seaweed – 1 pack
  • Dried seaweed (nori)- 2 sheets
  • Hard boiled egg – 1
  • Sesame oil – 2 tsp
  • Roasted sesame seeds – 1 tsp
  • Little salt if required

How to make flower Kimbap?

dried bonito and seaweed


flower shaped kimbap recipe

  • In rice, add egg yolk, dried bonito and seaweed, sesame oil, roasted sesame seeds, and little salt if required.

flower kimbap for bento box recipe

  • Mix well and keep aside.

flower kimbap with dried bonito and seaweed recipe

  • Cut dried seaweed sheet into 6 equal parts and make 6 balls out of above rice mixture.

flower kimbap recipe for bento box

  • Spread rice into each sheet and roll them using bamboo sheet.

flower kimbap recipe with dried bonito and seaweed

  • Once you are done with all rolls, stack two small pickled radishes and shape them to form a cylinder.

how to make flower kimbap

  • Place all rolls around pickled radishes to form a flower as shown in picture.
  • Take another seaweed sheet and cut into half. Spread plain white rice on that.
  • Then roll flower onto white rice seaweed sheet using bamboo mat. Press roll gently and evenly.

how to make flower shaped kimbap or korean sushi rolls for bento box

  • Take a sharp knife and cut the roll into 3-4 equal parts.

how to make kimbap with flower shape

  • Your flower kimbap are ready. You can use them to make your bento box lunch.

flower kimbap bento box lunch recipe

Do give it a try at home and amaze your loved ones with your creativity. Enjoy and have a blissful time! :)