Clever Find: The Rice Cube
I love kitchen gadgets, such specialized little contraptions, most invented to gracefully accomplish a single tricky task. And I love sushi. LOVE sushi. Even took a class to learn to make my own to fix my constant cravings. That was a mess.
So imagine the extent of my adoration for this invention: the Rice Cube. It's an fool-proof sushi-making aid. Without the mats, the fancy sushi rice… And it only takes seconds. And, and, AND it will also make stylish presentation cubes out of any ingredient that will stick to itself such as potatoes, cheese, brownies, polenta…There are some great recipes on this page (check out the Coconut Cherry cubes and the Biryani Chicken cubes!).
The Rice Cube was invented by Ross Patten (that's him on the video below) for his audition on Australian TV show Masterchef. He soon realized that he’d created something entirely original and worth marketing.
“For me it was all about presentation, quick, clean and sharp, the small bite sized cube worked well both as a hand sized snack or as a smart shape on a plate complimenting a beautifully well presented meal.”
It's food-safe and dishwasher-safe and finally available in the U.S. You can buy it at RiceCube.us for $24.99. It's a little pricey, but you only need one and you really need to think of it as a toy too. Great investment!
I want to play with my rice now.