2 Cups of Jasmine Rice
2 Cups of water + add more later if needed
4 tablespoons of Icing Sugar or Sugar
Raspberries or desired fruit
Garnish with Coconut
This is a very simple, quick and cheap desert.
Simply take cooked rice, Jasmine is ideal but other white rice will work fine, sift or
sprinkle with sugar or Icing sugar and sweeten to your liking. Be sure to then reheat the
rice to dry off the additional watery moisture that the sugar brings out of the rice, a
microwave is perfect and needs only be enough to get some steam off the rice. Stir the
sweetened rice with a spoon or fork helping to cool off the rice and allow the sugar to
form a sticky texture with the rice. Once cooled the rice will be a perfect sticky rice for
pressing in the Rice cube. If it separates in the press it’s still too moist and needs further
reheating to evaporate off the excess water.
Once you have your sticky rice you can simply press fruit into the Rice Cube by placing
half the rice in the Rice Cube well. Be sure to position the fruit around the inner face of
the Rice Cube well so you will see the fruit upon completing the press,
Don’t over fill with fruit and maintain at least 70% rice to bind the ingredients, keep fruit
apart to allow the Rice to envelop the fruit.
Then fill the remaining well with rice and press to form your cube.
Serve or refrigerate in an air tight container.
Serving suggestion: serve with custard or sweet Coconut milk
Making quick Japanese inspired Rice Cubes can be a simple as
mixing fish roe into your cooked rice and cubing. Dress up with
Waikama seaweed to serve. Very easy and a clean fresh taste.
You can use any rice to make a Rice Cube Cheese block. I chose red rice for
its nutty flavour that also fries beautifully.
Simply spoon in half the rice into the Rice Cube and make a small nest in the
middle to place your cheese ball.
Any cheese will work but mozzarella wont melt and soak into your rice.
Fill the reminder of the well with Rice and press to complete the cube.
Then pan fry or deep fry and serve immediately. Add some garlic salt for a great
10 Fresh Dates
10 Dried Apricot halves
20 Grams of desiccated Coconut
10 Grams of shaved Almonds
Makes 6 Cubes or 12 smaller square tablets
This is a delicious flavorsome sweet snack or desert.
The preparation is very simple, you are combining all the ingredients into one.
Be sure to dice all the ingredients into fine small pieces and mix thoroughly with a spoon
in a bowl or in a blender.
Simply spoon the desired amount into the Rice Cube mould and press.
Remember if you want to make smaller snacks just put less in and you get a lovely small
tablet shape that you can then add another flavour and build up the layers.
Serve or refrigerate in an air tight container.
The Rice Cube uses compression to give you a cube of rice. Sushi Rice is traditionally blended with
sugar and vinegar to make it sticky. By using Rice Cube to press a form of Rice you no longer need
these additives, reducing calories and preparation time. You can still use sticky prepared Sushi Rice
it will also work perfectly in your Rice Cube as will all other rice types.
Any food stuff that can clump together can be pressed into the Rice Cube.
To make sushi style Rice Cubes with fillings inside it’s very easy.
Simply fill half the well of the Rice Cube in the starting position...
make a small nest in the middle with the back of the spoon or your finger. Take your
favorite ingredients and fill the middle. Place the ingredients on the inside face of
the mold and they will be seen when you release the cube.
Fill the remainder of the well with rice and press to form your sushi.
View the demonstration video online also.
Once your cube is formed you can then cut a strip of Nori and roll around the
outside. Simply place the nori flat and roll the cube across the Nori side by side, or
roll in seeds for something different.
You can use Sushi Rice with the vinegar and sugar if you wish, you can use just the
Sushi rice on its own or try Jasmine rice which works perfectly and is shown above.
This is a super quick meal idea.
Simply place sweet chilli sauce into your Rice Cooker with your uncooked rice and
water. Dice an onion finely and add that too.
Dice some chicken meat into small pieces around 4 or 5mm cubed. You might
brown off your chicken first but the rice cooker or stove top pot will cook the
remainder of your chicken while it cooks your rice.
Simply spoon the cooked rice and ingredients into your Rice Cube and serve hot.
You can also keep your Rice Cubes in an air tight container and reheat or eat cold.
Garnish and present.
Simply take some cooked white rice, mix in some icing sugar or sugar.
Place the sweetened rice in the microwave if it becomes watery for no more than 15
seconds to take the watery effect the sugar has on the rice. Alow to cool or place
in the fridge for 2 minutes. Stir until the rice becomes sticky. Repeat the heating
process if the rice is not binding. Consider mixing in shredded coconut for
Dice up some cherries, mix into the rice and spoon into your Rice Cube.
Make sure you don’t have too big a cherry piece or too many cherry pieces in each cube.
Shown here is chocolate custard but you can use melted chocolate if desired.
Sweet Black Rice
2 Cups of Black Rice
4 Cups of water + add more later if needed
4 tablespoons of Icing Sugar or Sugar
Shaved Coconut to top or blend into rice
You can add coconut milk when cooking rice also.
Black Rice is the most stringent of rice types and requires often 4 times the cooking time and more
water than normal white rice but it’s well worth the effort for a flavorsome and wholesome rice that
works perfectly as a quick desert.
To sweeten your rice it’s best to use icing sugar or sugar not honey or malt. Honey or malt will cause
the ingredients to become too sticky and not form in the Rice Cube perfectly.
Using a Rice Cooker.
Be sure to add double the amount of water to cook Black Rice and you’ll will most likely need to
add more after this first cooking run is finished. Check rice is cooked if not cover the rice with water
and repeat the cooking again. Your rice is ready to sweeten.
Using a Pan.
As per the Rice Cooker, cover the volume of Rice with 2 times the amount of water, bring to the
boil, don’t stir or wash the rice first. Keep adding water until your rice is cooked then allow as much
moisture to cook off by stirring a spoon through the rice. It will be a lovely black soft texture. Your
rice is ready to sweeten.
Sift icing sugar or sugar as you stir the rice. Sweeten to your preferred taste and mix through. The
icing sugar or sugar will make the rice slightly watery so it’s best to add the sugar when the rice is
just cooked and stir off excess steam until the rice is sticky. You can also add sugar inside the Rice
Cooker also. Allowing to cool in the refrigerator will also work as cold rice. Your Black Rice can be
served hot or cold.
Cube your Black Rice and coat with coconut then place into a sweetened coconut milk or
custard as a quick desert idea or eat on its own.
Wondering why Black Rice is called The Sacred Rice? ... follow us on Instagram and ask us the question.
Here's something we bet you didn't know.
There's 2 tablespoons of sugar in each bowl of sushi rice that makes 2 handrolls, eat just one handroll and you've already consumed half you daily allowance of sugar. For children this would be their daily allowance. Check also the vinegar that goes into the rice, that usually also has sugar in it. What's worse is that sushi rice is always washed, this removes the starch. Starch is the catalyst for turning that sugar into energy. All that sushi you're eating isn't as healthy as you first thought.
With a Rice Cube you don't have this problem, you're eating sugar free sushi with the starch.... a good starchy diet is beneficial to helping cut back all the sugar that is getting into our diet these days.
So don't rinse your rice, keep the starch, it is what makes rice naturally sticky. Rice Cube uses compression to bind your sushi together with your favorite ingredients. Plain rice, no sugar, no vinegar no tricky mats no skill needed. Making sushi with plain rice you get all the flavors and textures of sushi. Try using brown rice and you're really eating healthy.
We hope you can pass this message on, we worry that parents are feeding their kids sushi and what at first looks like a sensible alternative over burgers and fries has a hidden concern. There's a few sushi bars that are now using sugar free rice so it's not just us...the more we get this message out there the sooner we will have sugar free sushi everywhere.
Until then, remember your Rice Cube is your best option for making healthy sushi, fast.
Photo Credit: Devon, a Rice Cube Fan from Canada.