Sunday, September 25, 2011

Brown Rice Onigiri Saturday

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.

Onigiri lunch

2011.09.24

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.
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The second prize.
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21 comments:

  1. I want that sakura bento box! :-)  Can you tell me where to buy one like that? How big is it?
    Thanks!

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  2. I got it from the store nearby. You could buy at Amazon http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%81%9F%E3%81%A4%E3%81%BF%E3%82%84-51224-HAKOYA-%E9%95%B7%E8%A7%92%E4%BA%8C%E6%AE%B5%E5%BC%81%E5%BD%93-%E8%8C%9C%E6%A1%9C%E8%B5%A4/dp/B001IZYPI4

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  3. It's not that big. It may be too small for guys.

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  4. Wooo, so I still have to be excited :-D

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  5. @5c34c59d33679baecc33d745a69c838b It's a bit too early to be bummed out! Actually I haven't even drawn the winners yet :D

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  6. Oh i haven´t get a mail *cry*

    :-) congratulation to the winnery^^

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  7. I hope the winners like the prizes. 
    I guess you can have brown rice at macrobiotic or vegetarian restaurants. Give it a try if you have a chance. The onigiri was yummy. Thanks, you take care, too! :D

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  8. @5c34c59d33679baecc33d745a69c838b 
    Thanks so much for the comment as always! The onigiri made me stuffed :D

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  9. Alessandra Tecla Gerevini 
    Thank you! I'm so excited! 

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  10. Thanks! @6fd4667fe8a95a6ccd9a6cef8b9faeee Didn't you enter it? If not, I hope you'll enter my next giveaway ;)

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  11. Yep I so recommend you brown rice it's good for your health especially your tummy ;)

    Oh please believe me lol! It's my pleasure, thanks for entering!

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  12. The two lucky winners will be very lucky. Newly harvested rice tastes so good, I didn't taste the brown rice yet though. It's a little bit difficult to find some in France. Your heart-shapd onigiri made me smile :) Take care!

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  13. The onigiri looking delicious in the stealbox *yummy*

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  14. Alessandra Tecla GereviniFebruary 9, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    These are amazing!! *_*

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  15. Ohh... the prizes look fantastic! Urayamashii!
     

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  16. I've never had sprouted rice.  I'll have to look for it in the store, it does sound like a pain to sprout it on your own.  I can't believe you made a second prize!  Izumi, you are so sweet!

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  17. @8db92fe922d6099b775d450c4032ec1e 
    Yay you should definitely make brown rice bentos for your girl and yourself! We've all been eating it everyday lately. 
    Thank you, I hope you'll enter my next giveaway ;) 

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  18. julie poux 
    Thank you, I'm glad you like the second prize. Brown rice is really good. You'll see more of it in my bento in the future :)

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  19. I really need to make these brown rice onigri. My daughter loves them and I have plenty of brown rice to use. I wish I could make them as pretty as you do.
    The prizes look beautiful any one would be so lucky to win them.

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  20. Very pretty pictures! Here we get regular brown rice which is OK. Don't think you could make onigiri with it though. You're so generous with the prizes, the second one is as great as the first.

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