Thursday, June 21, 2012

Brown & Black Rice "Onigiri" Rice Balls at Baby Shower Lunch

Last Sunday, I was invited to a baby shower luncheon for one of our Japanese girlfriends in LA.
I was asked to bring a dish to share, so I decided to make healthy onigiri (rice balls) with my double-lid donabe rice cooker, "Kamado-san"!

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Brown and black rice were cooked in donabe together.  The rice was tossed with the culcium-rich mixture of dried-baby fish ("jako"), crysanthemum leaves, turnip leaves, sesame seeds, and grated Parmigiano Reggiano.  I served them on bamboo leaves with nori seaweed on the side.  I posted the basic recipe on my previous blog post linked here.

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The luncheon was held at one of our friends' backyard.  It was a beautiful setting with a variety of healthy homemade dishes plus the rolled cake tower and Midori's diaper cake (not edible:-)!

I'm glad everybody including the guest of honor enjoyed my donabe rice onigiri...they were gone so quickly.
Happy donabe life.