Thursday, July 12, 2012


yield dependent on how small or large you make each

3 cups steamed white rice
½ teaspoon salt
2 strips of raw bacon
1 tablespoon sugar
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
nori seaweed sheets cut into 2 ½ x 5 inch strips

Finely chop the strips of bacon. Fry them in a hot skillet. When halfway done, pour out some of the fat and then sprinkle on the brown sugar. Cook until the bacon is crisp and caramelized. Scoop out the sugary bits of bacon with a slotted spoon and place them into the hot rice. Sprinkle in the toasted sesame seeds, salt and sliced green onion. Fluff well to distribute the ingredients evenly into the rice.

Moisten a musubi mold or rice bowl with water. Wet your hands with water, too. Place about 3/4 cup of the rice mixture into the mold or bowl. If using the mold, press down the lid (moisten the lid, too to prevent the rice from sticking to it). If using the bowl, make quick up and down movements with the bowl to pack the rice together; then dump the rice into one palm and form the rice into a triangle by pressing it as though you were forming a snowball, only squeeze gently to form three sides. If using a mold, take the rice out of the mold and firmly press with damp hands to reinforce the triangle shape. Wrap a nori strip around the front and back of the triangle.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Chidori Phillips, BellaOnline: The Voice of Women