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The Rice Cube Gadget

the rice cube

4 Golden Spoons

My local gourmet store had a demonstration of this handy device that takes plain sushi rice and presses it into spectacular little gourmet squares. The apparatus is simple and really just involves a sliding panel that fits into a cube base. You join the two pieces together, lift the hinged top and pack rice and chosen fillings into a well that is formed in the base. A simple squeeze and you can cube just about anything; risotto, polenta, potato, cheese, etc. The trick is to have a mixture that has enough starch or stickiness to hold your other ingredients together. I steamed some plain jasmine rice, let it cool, filled half of the well with rice and then followed with a couple of bits of pickled beets for color. I put a bit more rice on top and engaged the press to create a beautiful white and pink cube that slid easily out of the device once pressing was complete.

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Spago, Beverly Hills, Ca.

 

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Five Golden Spoons

I wish there were more than five stars to award to Spago! From the moment we stepped into the restaurant, the experience was outstanding. The hosts were warm and inviting, our waiter (Blaine) was sharp and knowledgeable, the manager and general manager watched over every service moment to assure it was perfect, and even our bread server (Robert) was engaging and experienced. The ambiance (we sat outdoors under the stars) was almost surreal, and the cuisine exceeded all expectations. Wow. One of the top ten experiences of my culinary adventures around the world. There was nothing to criticize and everything to praise!

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