KIRITANPO NABE RECIPE: Broiled Half-Mashed Rice For Japanese Hot Pot
Kiritanpo is the local traditional food in Akita prefecture, Japan, made from roughly mashed cooked rice on a skewer. Make rice balls and wrap them around wooden skewers while turning the skewer so that the rice covers nicely around the tip. To serve Kiritanpo, remove the rice ball from the skewer, and slice and throw it into a Japanese hot pot dish called “Nabe”. My recipe is a super-easy version of home cooking. Kiritanpo will absorb a rich savory soup and the rice will not be mushy since they’re broiled.