“America’s Favorite Cookie,” Oreo, is celebrating its 100th birthday this year and while the cookie may not be as popular in Japan as it is in its homeland, we here at RocketNews24 wanted to contribute to the festivities in a way that could represent the Japanese people’s love for Oreo.
As long-time readers may know, we enjoy experimenting with original recipes, and it wasn’t long before it struck us: what better way for us to honor “America’s Favorite Cookie” than by wedding it with Japan’s favorite food, rice.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to bring you Oreo Rice.
Oreo Rice is a dessert dish that combines the century-old flavor of Oreo cookies with rice, the very staple of Japanese cuisine. It’s a Far East spin on an American classic with a unique texture and fantastic taste that we guarantee your whole family will enjoy, even if it does look a bit like asphalt.
As usual, we’ve included a step-by-step guide for those who want to try the recipe at home.
Rice・・・2 cups (approx. 300g uncooked)
Milk・・・Enough to fill the 2 cup line of your rice cooker, plus an additional 50ml
1. Measure 2 cups of rice in your rice cooker and rinse thoroughly.
* Be sure to wash the rice until water sits clear in the pot. We don’t want to dirty up perfectly good rice.
2. Pour in milk.
*Oreos taste best when dipped in milk, which is why we decided to use it instead of water. Add milk up to the 2 cup line for your rice cooker. Do not pour in the extra 50ml yet! You can use whole milk for a sweeter batch of Oreo Rice, or try low-fat for a more diet-friendly variation.
3. Add Oreos.
*Be sure to use exactly 54 standard Oreos and arrange them neatly over the rice. Adding too many will make your batch too dry and not adding enough will leave you with soggy Oreo Rice, and no one likes soggy Oreos.
4. Add an additional 50ml of milk
*It probably doesn’t actually matter when you add the extra milk in.
5. Start the rice cooker
*Waiting is always the hardest part.
6. Mix well and have faith
*Your rice cooker should finish in about 40 minutes. Open the lid and mix well. We understand that the finished product isn’t very pleasant on the eyes, but just trust us on this one and take a bite of faith, you won’t be disappointed.
The taste and texture of Oreo Rice can be likened to a sweet, chocolaty dessert risotto. There were still some grains of rice that were still a bit crunchy, but we think this actually adds more depth to dish.
It was such a hit that we finished the whole batch in no time. Even one of our most skeptical staff members admitted that the dish was surprisingly good and tasted like “tiramisu in risotto form.”
Of course, you don’t have to take my word for it: give it a try and let us know what you think!
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▼ Looking good so far!
▼ The rice should be completely submerged in milk.
▼ The guest of honor.
▼ Your Oreo Rice should look like this after opening the lid before stirring.
▼ Oreo Rice in all its chunky, black glory!
▼ “It’s good!”
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