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Fun with food December 29, 2009

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This is a fun treat to serve at dinner parties and potlucks. It requires little to no actual cooking but a fair deal of creativity and assembly. Looking for ingredients can be tricky, but it can be fun and spark creativity.

This is less of a recipe and more suggestions for materials. Have fun and feel free to explore.

Candy Sushi

Nori:
fruit roll up
soy paper

Rice:
rice crispy treats
marshmallows
sweet glutinous rice/ thai coconut rice (recipe follows)
marzipan
twinkies
angel food cake

Filling:
swedish fish
gummy worms
dried fruit

Extra Stuff:
sprinkles
sesame seeds
red hots
wasabi peas
candied ginger

Take some or all of the above ingredients and play with your food! Not sure how else to explain it and I think it’s best to keep the instructions minimal so you can explore the possibilities.

Thai Coconut Rice

1 1/2 cup sweet glutinous rice
1 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup sugar

Rinse rice and soak for a few hours and up to overnight. Steam rice until tender, about 15 minutes. While rice is steaming, mix  coconut milk and sugar in a small saucepan and boil. reduce heat and stir regularly allowing milk to reduce. Dump out rice until a bowl and fold in the coconut milk. Allow rice to cool before serving or working into sushi.

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