The weather in Paris last week was so lovely shining sun, blue sky, not too hot, not too cold. This lovely weather, together with the fact that the cherry trees at Parc de Sceaux, a very big park just outside of Paris, have blossomed made it impossible to stay inside, and that was why Tutu’s organized a picnic with her friends on a day where the weather was exceptionally nice. I was the one in charge of making the main dishes and desserts, since I’m the one with the most free time on my hands
The park is pretty far from my house, so I chose dishes that satisfy the following criteria: can be eaten cold but still fill the stomach, and it must be easy to transport since I will have to sit on a bus the whole way, and I was alone as well.
The first dish was seaweed (nori) glutinous rice balls. My friends really enjoyed this dish, the fragrance of the seaweed helps reduce the heaviness of glutinous rice, and it still tastes good even after it’s been cooled down on the way. I made the rice ball the night before, then used cling film to tightly wrap them all up, and before I went to the park, I stuck them in the microwave for a good 3 minutes so they become warm and soft. I think this dish is very suitable for a quick breakfast, or to bring with you as lunch, and you can serve it with fried egg, sausage, etc
This is a very simple recipe, and I want to introduce the method of cooking rice in a rice cooker for Asian study-abroaders, who usually don’t have a lot of time on hands nor a steamer to steam the glutinous rice.
Công thức bằng tiếng Việt: Picnic & Xôi rong biển (nấu xôi bằng chõ hấp & bằng nồi cơm điện)