How to Make Mochi

Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made of glutinous rice. It's very versatile, and one of my favorites!

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Gather your ingredients.

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Sift the Mochiko into a large bowl.

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Add the sugar to the sifted Mochiko.

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Add the coconut milk. Do not stir.

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Add the water and a couple drops of food coloring if desired.

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Mix together with a whisk until there are no lumps left.

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Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Cover 3, 8-inch round pans or 1, 9x13 pan and 1, 8-inch round pan with aluminum foil.

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Grease the foil with cooking spray or oil. The mochi will be very sticky.

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Divide the batter between the pans.

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Cover the mochi with more greased foil. Make sure the foil is touching the top of the batter.

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Bake for 53 minutes to 1 hour on the middle rack of your oven.

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Dust your work surface with katakuriko or cornstarch.

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Carefully peel off the top foil.

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Invert the mochi onto your work surface.

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Dust the top, too.

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Cut off the crust.

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Slice the mochi as desired.

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Cover all exposed sides of the mochi in katakuriko or cornstarch.

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Yum!

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Mochi has many variations. It can be filled with red bean paste, white bean paste, or even whole strawberries. It's delicious when filled with ice cream.

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Mochi can be used in savory dishes, too. For example: soups, dumplings, and even some noodle recipes use mochi.

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Enjoy!

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