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How to Make Mochi

How to Make Mochi

How to Make Mochi

It's just a snack that involves something really simple and fun - cooking rice. But it's a tasty snack, one that is perfect for making this the best day of your life. Exactly what you want to do on a fine day like this.

What Is Mochi?

Mochi is a sweet rice cake that is found in many different sweet or savory varieties in Japanese cuisine. During the Japanese New Year, there is a tradition called Mochitsuki, which is the more laborious process of steaming the sweet glutinous rice and then pounding it to make mochi (small glutinous rice cakes). I loved this video showing the process of Mochitsuki.

Know Before You Go:

Mochi is very sticky! You will want to have cornstarch, potato starch, or tapioca flour on hand to help manage the stickiness. You’ll also want to have some water in a cup to dip your spatula in and be ready to soak everything in water when you are finished. This will help make easy cleanup.

How to Make Mochi:

)1. Freeze ice cream balls: Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Working quickly, use a small ice cream scoop to scoop ice cream balls and place them on the parchment paper. Be sure to pack the ice cream tightly in the scooper, leaving a flat edge on the ice cream so that it will sit flat on your cookie sheet. Freeze for 1 hour.

www.seriouseats.com)Seriously Asian: How to MakeChichi Wang wrote the Seriously Asian, Nasty Bits, and The Butcher's Cuts columns for Serious Eats, in addition to other stories. Born in Shanghai and raised in New Mexico, Chichi took her degree in philosophy but decided that writing about food would be more fun than writing about Plato. (Source: Mochi by Hand Recipe

 

 

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