Tuesday, July 29, 2008

How To Make Microwave Mochi

After making the felt sweets I decided to make some real ones. Mochi is one of my favorite things to have with a cup of green tea. You will find this recipe to be very simple. It makes a nice project to do with a child. Directions below.

1 1/2 cup Mochiko (picture on left)
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup water
Katakuriko (potato starch)
Pam vegetable oil spray


1. Mix mochiko, sugar, and water in a bowl until smooth.
2. *Optional add a drop of food coloring for color. For flavor you can add vanilla extract or any other flavoring you wish like lemon extract, etc.
3. Spray a pan that can go in the microwave with Pam vegetable oil spray. Pour mixture in pan.
4. Cover and microwave for about 7 minutes on high. You might have to cook the mochi longer depending on the microwave. The mochi should be firm all the way to the center.
* this will be the hardest part to determine if you've never had mochi before. keep in mind it will still be very pliable and sticky
5. Cut mochi into desired pieces, either square or circle shape

picture of mochi out of the microwave

You can roll the mochi into either potato starch, kinako(picture to left), roasted sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, coconut, or anything else you like.

The mochi recipe is really a base to make any flavor you want with it. Some people add fruit, chocolate, peanut butter or azuki beans.

To make the mochi above I used roasted sesame seeds, kinako(soy bean flour), and black sesame seeds.

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M.Kate said...

I love mochi..in every flavour available, but I dont think we have that mochiko here. too bad or else, I'll give it a go :D

jordan said...

mmm ... I tried to make (mango) mochi a couple of months ago, and it wasn't quite right. But I've still got the mochiko in the cupboard, and it is kind of the perfect gluten-free treat, so maybe I'll try again with your recipe.

~amy~ said...

Where in the heck have I been? I just stumbled across your blog and LOVE it!!!!!! Microwave Mochi?! Woo Hoo!!!!

Tricia said...

This is dangerous. I love mochi. Have you ever tried to make the soy/sugar sauce that they put on the "dango" that's sold on the street?

I'm afraid if I make this, I won't be able to stop eating it - and we know that Sumo wrestlers eat this stuff to help them get BIG!

Toxiferous said...

Oh wow, microwave mochi? I'll definitely have to try this. They look so great!

Alexis said...

I've never had mochi, but I've always been intrigued. Now I'll have to try it!

Liz said...

How are daifuku and mochi different? I love daifuku - I got addicted to it when I was in Japan. Daifuku and the sweets they have in Kyoto. They were like a ravioli made with sweet dean paste. mmmmmmmm yummy.

Fuji Mama said...

Where do you buy your katakuriko? I need to start figuring out where to buy everything in the US. Sigh.

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Kelsey said...

Oh I love it, must try this!

Sandra Evertson said...

Wow, looks delicious!

nobu said...

Those looks lovely.
I think those are absolutely delicious.
And I think it is good for making them small size.

mayaluna said...

I love to make bite-sized mochi with my children, but have never tried it this way...thanks for the great tips. Your blog is chock full of inspiration and I'll be visiting on a regular basis!

bunbun said...

microwave mochi!!!???
Too cool!!!! What a great idea. I don't have microwave, but I will forward this to a few of my friends who I know would love to do this!

Anonymous said...

I really like how the taste of this. I didn't have soyflour but I used powdered sugar after. Put 1/4tsp. Vanilla extract to make a good flavor.

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