japanese rice triangles for my boy

September 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

I decided to use my good friend Aya’s recipe for rice triangles today.  Aya is a dear friend of mine from Japan and she gives her own boy the triangles as a snack. I found them to be very practical (no heating or refrigeration required) and healthy so I asked her to come over one day (while living in Sweden) to show me how to make them.

Théo never tried them (or Nori) before today but he took to them so well. I expected him to spit out the nori  just because it is a pretty strong first-time-flavor for a boy of his age but…no problem at all. In fact, the second picture of him reaching out for them while I was making them says it all.

Love and light,


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Rice for rice triangles:

1.5 cups rice

2 cups water

1. Wash the rice by working it with your hand in a bowl of cold water and then drain the water. Repeat this process until the water become relatively clear (about 5 or 6 times).

2. Place the drained and clean rice in a pot.  Add the water and use the tips of your fingers to make the rice lay evenly in your pot and cover.

3. Place heat on high until the water comes to a boil (approximately 10 minutes). Turn down the heat and leave it for about 15 additional minutes so that the water can evaporate from the surface.

4. Turn off the burner and let the rice sit (still covered!) for an additional 5 to 10 minutes to finish cooking by steam.

5. Cool a bit before making the triangles.



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