Off gallivanting around the world making mom cry with worry is my 兄.

Words from The EDICT Dictionary File:

兄さん
兄ちゃん

Sentences from The Tanaka Corpus:
兄があなたによろしくとのことです。 My brother sends you his regards.
兄がいます。 I have an older brother.
これは兄です。かっこいいですね。 This is my brother. Handsome, isn't he?

One of the many things I love about Japan is the food! Oh, the food! So along those lines I present to you a rather faux attempt at rice balls that I make on a rather regular basis.

Ingredients:
1 and 1/4 cup rice
1 and 1/3rd-ish cups of water
1 can of tuna fish
Mayo to taste
Wasabi to taste
Toasted sesame seeds
Some sushi nori
  1. Get some short grain rice and follow these instructions to cook it.
  2. Drain the tuna fish and mix with mayo and wasabi. I usually make mine on the wasabi-er side of things.
  3. Lay the rice out on a large cutting board or anything else that is easy to clean sticky rice off of .
  4. Let rice cool to a comfortable temperature. I don't usually wait too long and as such end up with really red hands after making this.
  5. Lay out some plastic wrap to wrap the rice balls in. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on the wrap.
  6. Get a bowl of water to wet your hands and wet both hands. Make a layer of rice on one hand. Spoon on some tuna fish mixture. I make four balls so about a quarter of the mixture per ball (sometimes I make five balls so I have some during breakfast). Make a layer of rice on top of that and then form the triangle rice ball shape.
  7. Cut a one inch by about two and a half inch piece of nori and apply to the bottom of the rice balls.
  8. Sprinkle some more sesame seeds on the top and wrap.
  9. Refrigerate till the rice cools down (or eat them warm like I do for the first one).

There are a lot of steps to making these but once the rice is done it takes me about a half hour to make them. Oh so tasty!

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