¼ cup sliced Almonds
1 cup fresh Rainier cherries, pitted, and halved
2 cups cooked White rice
2 tablespoons Mirin
2 teaspoons Almond flavor (Frontier brand, or Almond extract)
1 teaspoon water
Add Mirin, Almond flavor, and water into a small bowl. Stir to blend.
Follow directions to cook rice. Do not cook rice till completely dry. Allow some moisture to remain so that the rice is still a bit sticky.
Add almond slices and stir to allow the almonds to soften a bit (a few minutes).
Add cherries and mirin mixture to pot and stir to distribute evenly. (You can add more flavoring to your taste.)
Remove from heat.
Line TofuXpress with cheesecloth. Scoop mixture into TofuXpress and cover completely with cheesecloth.
Press mixture in refrigeration overnight.
When ready, remove and slice while still cool. Sprinkle with a few almonds, and salt to taste.
Shown here served with Romaine Salad with lemon dressing.