Currently this 16.5 metre tall giant rubber ducky is touring the world and making its stop in Hong Kong. It has already visited a number of countries and places Osaka 2009, Onomichi 2012, Rotterdam 2008, Auckland 2011 and more. I've heard so many news about it online, television, facebook, instagram... I think it's such an amazing installment. Yellow rubber ducky floating around without a care in the world! If only it made a stop in Melbourne :(
So I saw a friend's shared post of a curry rice dish shaped into a rubber duck inspired by the travelling installment. Similar to the Rilakkuma Omelette Rice I had made awhile back. After seeing the picture, I had to give it a go! The results wasn't as great as I had hoped but nevertheless it does sorta look like a duck.
Difficulty : ★★★
1 Large bowl of cooked rice
1 tbsp curry powder
Pinch of salt
1 Small piece of carrot
1 Nori sheet
1. Place oil in a wok and toss the rice until warm (I used cold rice from the night before).
2. Add in the curry powder.
3. Beat the egg with a fork and add into the rice.
4. Toss until the curry powder is distributed evenly amongst the rice.
5. Use a large sheet of plastic wrap and place the curry rice in the centre.
6. Shape firmly with hands until it resembles an oblong shape for the duck's body. (Make sure you press firmly so that the rice stays together)
7. Repeat for the head.
8. Using a knife cut a triangle shape out of the carrot for the beak.
9. Use kitchen scissors to cut two circles for eyes from the nori sheet.
9. Build the duck by placing the head onto the body (You may need to slightly flatten the body part where the head sits to help the head balance).
10. Attach the nori sheets with mayonnaise so that it stays in place and draw on the white part of the eye using mayonnaise and toothpick.
11. Attach the beak by inserting it into the rice gently.
12. Serve with curry if desired!
Make sure that your rice is not too dry or it might be difficult when trying to get the shape of the head and body to hold. If that does happen, you can add small amounts of curry sauce/liquid into the rice when you toss it in the wok. Make sure you don't add too much or it will be the other way round and too soggy!