Flower-Shaped Omurice Mold

This made-in-Japan flower-shaped stainless steel rice mold is a neat little item to have in your kitchen arsenal. It’s intended for shaping omurice, which is essentially fried rice topped by a French-style omelette, often served “upside down” by cutting the omelette open or prepared as a fancy-pants “tornado omelet”.

However, you don’t have to be making omurice for the mold to be useful. If you often enjoy other kinds of rice as mealtime sides, it’ll help make your dishes look more presentable and novel — not to mention cleaner overall, since the grains won’t be spread out everywhere. Might even be a good way to get finnicky eaters (*cough* my son *cough*) to have more fun eating plain white rice.

Whether it’s only for yourself or delighting your dinner guests, you just might get a ton of use out of this one little tool. Get it for $12 on Amazon.