We Make Oreo Rice to Celebrate Oreo’s 100th Birthday, “Tastes Like Tiramisu in Risotto Form”1

“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!

Thursday Throwback is your peek into the archives of RocketNews24, featuring articles from back when we were just getting started. We’d hate for you to miss any of the quality quirky news from Asia and Japan just because you recently stumbled upon our site. And if you’re a devout RN24 reader, thanks for sticking around! Enjoy this blast from the past! 

(Originally posted on March 12, 2012)

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.

Oreo Rice

【Ingredients】

Rice・・・2 cups (approx. 300g uncooked)
Oreos・・・54 cookies
Milk・・・Enough to fill the 2 cup line of your rice cooker, plus an additional 50ml

【Preparation】

1. Measure 2 cups of rice in your rice cooker and rinse thoroughly

We Make Oreo Rice to Celebrate Oreo’s 100th Birthday, “Tastes Like Tiramisu in Risotto Form”2

* 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

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*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

We Make Oreo Rice to Celebrate Oreo’s 100th Birthday, “Tastes Like Tiramisu in Risotto Form”4

*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

We Make Oreo Rice to Celebrate Oreo’s 100th Birthday, “Tastes Like Tiramisu in Risotto Form”5

*It probably doesn’t actually matter when you add the extra milk in…

5. Start the rice cooker

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*Waiting is always the hardest part.

6. Mix well and have faith

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*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 some grains of rice that were still a bit crunchy, but we think this actually adds more depth to the 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 our word for it, give it a try and let us know what you think!

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