I have just discovered, albeit quite famous, Ando rice Shop Ando, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City (report coming soon!) who sell some a rare rice called Kamiakarai, which is grown by only 4 farmers in the whole of Japan!
As for the o-mochi (rice cakes) herein introduced, they are mad with kamiakari rice organically grown in Fujieda City by Mr. Yamashita, the same person who grows organic Yamada Nishiki sake rice used by Aoshima Brewery for some incredible sake!
These genmai/brown rice o-mochi come into two different combinations: one mixed with pistachio, the other with almonds!
These o-mochi are made of brown rice and pistachio or almonds, and nothing else!
This time I just simply grilled one of each.
Another popular way to cook them is to cut them into small cubes and fry thrm in a little drop of good oil.
Grilled and cut pistachio genmai o-mochi!
They will not swell/puff like normal o-mochi, so you do need to experiment how far you are going to grill them!
I might have done better with leaving them a little longer on the grill although I tasted them fried last week!
Both ways they are excellent!
But remember that since they don’t contain any sugar they are not sweet at all!
Grilled and cut almond genmai o-mochi!
If you want them sweet, you could always serve them with a sweets sauce or jam, although they make a great and healthy snack with soy sauce!
ANDO RICE SHOP
Mr. Kiyoaki Nagasaka
420-0882 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Ando, 2-20-24
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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