I do hope that everyone is having a splendid week so far. Last week I mentioned that I had been taking some outdoor photos and that I would share some with you. If you follow me on Google + you may have already seen these photos. If you aren’t on Google+ click on the link and join up. Google+ is pretty much my main social networking these days. I hope that you enjoy the photos.
The first photo is one of my favorite spots, it’s so peaceful and quiet there and nature abounds. In fact while I was shooting photos I heard a gator – alligator that is hop into the water in front of me. I didn’t see him/her just hear the splash. The county that I live in here in Florida is Lake County. Yep lots of lakes. I can leave my house and be out in the country within in 7 minutes.
This next photo is of orchids, aren’t they lovely??
Now on to the Onigiri. Have you ever made these cute little balls of rice stuffed with savory ingredients? I have, but I didn’t know the correct name for them. Now I do, LOL. I found these in The Vegetarian Times magazine that my daughter had given me a couple of weeks ago. This is a fun project and kids will love it. I sure did.
I didn’t make mine the way Vegetarian Times suggested. I used brown rice instead of sushi rice. More protein.
2 cups brown cooked brown rice
1 and a 1/2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar or your favorite vinegar
umeboshi plums chopped
scallions sliced thin
edamame beans cooked
nori sheets for garnish
any other garnished you want for decorating
Place the cooked brown rice in a bowl and add the vinegar, mix well. Wet your hands and form the rice into a half ball. Make and indentation into the center of the rice. Add some umeboshi plum, scallion and an edamame.
Add more rice to make a full ball. Press together tightly keeping the ball shape. Now you can decorate with any type garnishes you choose. I used the nori sheets for hair and the nose. On one of them I used black olive for the eyes and for another one of cut an edamame in half and used those for eyes. Radishes sliced thin were used for the lips. This is a blast and you can really get creative. The best part is eating them. Pour a little tamari soy sauce in a bowl for dipping or some wasabi.
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