Well off to a party and what to take.
Usually do my fried rice or something like that – need a new idea, something original. Hmmmm! You have finger food at parties don’t you. I know I’ll use those Japanese rice moulds and make some fried rice finger food. These are simply delicious and look great too.
To make about 30 or so you’ll need;
- 3 cups of cooked white rice;
- 1/2 litre of strong chicken stock – add 2-3 cubes if making from scratch;
- 2 packs of bacon bits or streaky bacon cubed;
- 4-5 finely sliced Spring onions;
- 3 finely sliced garlic cloves;
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce; and
- 1 pack of finely sliced chives.
Once the rice is cooked transfer to a pan and add the chicken stock and stir this through on a low heat until it is all absorbed.
Another pan and bang in the bacon with a touch of oil and get to the stage of the bacon browning and crisping. Add in the garlic, spring onions and soy sauce and stir fry until the garlic is softened. Add the rice and thoroughly mix. Off the heat and stir in the chives. Set aside.
In a bowl add a good knob of butter, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar – ping in the microwave for a few seconds to melt the butter and stir through until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
When the rice mixture is a little cooled down you need to make shapes. Do you have a little diamond cake shape 2inch long sides about 3/4 inch deep? If yes cool. If no shame. However you can always wet your hands and mould the shapes by hand. Lay these on a flat surface and let them completely cool down. Go and have a cup of tea or something a little more refreshing – cough cough.
When you are ready to eat – or go to the party as I was, take the little rice shapes and then brush with the soy/butter/sugar mix on both sides. Then in to a big flat pan to fry until crispy and golden brown. There you have it.
They look nothing like fingers, but finger food it is – and it is bloody nice I’ll tell you!!!