Happy Autumn! I'm happy everything is delicious this season! Those of you who are where it's winter now, sorry! You're heading into the spring right? Instead I'm heading into the cooold winter. So at least I have to relish fall deliciousness before the winter coming.
Today's bento is not fancy at all. Since the season of newly harvested rice has arrived here I restarted purchase genmai (brown rice). As you know genmai is great for your health. I heard that genmai itself was a complete nutritious food. But to be honest, I don't like it so much because of the texture haha! I sometimes want to eat it, but if I keep eating it everyday for a while I would get bored. And you can't get the most out of the nutrient of genmai unless you masticate it thoroughly. So I polish my genmai a bit in a rice polisher before cooking. But no worries, the bran removed from brown rice is just a little bit, so it's like you just scratch surface of brown rice grains. By this way, you can cook genmai as you do white rice, also it's closer in texture to white rice. I don't think it really makes sense to eat food that you don't like no matter how healthy it is. I'm currently loving this slight-polished genmai. It tastes good so I can keep eating forever. By the way, sprouted brown rice can also be cooked like white rice, but it's somewhat more expensive than regular one, isn't it? Not that you can't make brown rice grains sprout on your own at home, but doesn't that sound like a pain?
In the meantime, I'm sorry I'm behind on announcement of the giveaway winner. Far more people entered the giveaway than I'd expected, THANK YOU! I felt so bad that I could only draw one person so I actually prepared the second prize! It looks like it takes me a bit longer until everything is ready. I'll first email the two winners before announcing. Stay turned!
The first prize.
The second prize.