The Japanese word for “rice ball” is Omusubi. Musubi means “unite”, as sticky japanese rice gets united in the hands of the cook. As I was thinking about that word (and maybe also eating omosubi), I came up with an idea. Let’s give rice balls a new role: to unite people.
This is the goal behind United Rice Ball.
Mixing Japanese rice with the rice from another country, we will make a special Omusubi, the first ever United Rice Ball.
People from Japan and the partner country meet to enjoy the United Rice Balls together.
How will it taste? What feelings will people from two countries share while tasting it?
We want to answer these questions. We will share variations of United Rice Balls, with drinks and a talk about rices, while our DJ plays a mix of music from both countries.
The first country to mix with the Japanese rice is Spain! We are planning to have one United Rice Ball event each year, changing the country. Please come and join us!
The first United Rice Ball will mix Japanese and Spanish rices. We will prepare 3 recipes: a simple one, a very Spanish one, and… we’ll let you discover the third one.
Whether you’re Spanish or Japanese, please come, to share our culture along with some rice balls!