Place a square of cling wrap on a clean kitchen bench or table.
Place a tablespoon of the rice mixture onto the cling wrap and pull up the edges to create a ball with the brown rice. Gently squeeze the ball, twisting the cling wrap to tighten slightly.
Then gently remove the cling wrap and place ball on plate–this will be the bear’s head.
Repeat with a teaspoon of mixture to make ears, and then arms, legs and/or body, depending on whether you plan to cover your bear in an omelette blanket or place your bear onto a plate ‘naked’ or submerge your bear into soup.
Once you have made and positioned bear’s body on a plate or in a bowl of thick soup, use scissors to cut two short strips of the nori sheet for eyes and a small circle or triangle for the nose. Position on bear’s head. You may also cut circles or use beans to create paws or circles of cheese for inside of ears.
Get creative for a fun time on your plate with brown rice bear.