Out comes a tightly packed rice cube.
She topped her rice cubes with a drizzle of teriyaki sauce with sesame seeds:
Lastly, she garnished the cubes with fresh grated carrots.
She even did her own photography- little blogger-in-training.
She was selected to be one of 7 finalists for the healthy eating cooking contest hosted at a nearby elementary school. Grandma was so excited that she stayed up late into the night sewing her a new apron.
Here she is being interviewed by the local paper who featured her dish:
She is explaining how to assemble the rice cubes:
Judging time. Chef Kelly Liken (Top Chef & Iron Chef America) was a judge for the contest, along with a woman who runs the greenhouse program at their elementary school and the Colorado winner of the National Healthy Lunchtime Challenge for 2013- he was only 8 years old!