Okara Mochi with Rice Bran

Okara Mochi with Rice Bran

These are cheaper and healthier than germinated brown rice mochi. It's a macrobiotic dessert that you can easily make using a microwave.

Ingredients: 2-3 servings

●Fresh okara
50 g
●Rice bran ※Refer to Step 8
2-3 tablespoons
2 and 1/2 tablespoons
a pinch
70-80 ml (use 80 ml when using 3 tablespoons of rice bran)
1 teaspoon
Rice bran (parch in advance) ※Refer to Step 8
1 tablespoon
1/2 tablespoon
Sugar (I used a low calorie sweetener called Lakanto S, but use your choice of sweetner)
1 tablespoon
a pinch


1. Put all ● ingredients in a heatproof container and mix well. Cover the container loosely with plastic wrap and heat in a 500W microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
2. Add sake and knead (as shown in the photo). Cover with plastic wrap again and heat for 40 more seconds.
3. After it cools to the touch, moisten your hands, tear the mochi into bite-sized pieces, then they're ready to serve. I used rice bran powder for the right one in the picture.
4. They're also delicious coated in kinako & sugar (mixed at a 1:1 ratio). I recommend this for those who are eating rice bran for the first time.
5. Make healthy oyaki by combining the mochi with simmered hijiki seaweed or simmered kiriboshi daikon, then frying them in frying pan. Use any sauce you like. They are delicious sprinkled with curry powder.
6. The mochi are best eaten with vitamin C. Try sprinkling on a refreshing drink powder such as [Hi Lemon] or [Lemon Tea].
7. Vary the way to serving them by filling them with adzuki and roasting them, or by serving them with a mitarashi-dango-like sauce.
8. I used parched rice bran, which I dry roasted for about 2 minutes over low heat. I recommend parching it after you purchase it.
9. By the way, 2 teaspoons of rice bran have the same amount of nutrition as 1 rice bowl full of brown rice.
10. Also try the following recipes: [Tofu Mochi with Rice Bran] (Recipe ID: 1391484),
11. [Soft Milk Mochi with Rice Bran] (Recipe ID: 1387595).

Story Behind this Recipe

I'm creating easy-to-make recipes using rice bran, which is rich in vitamin B. Okara mochi is less floury than rice bran, and it hides the distinctive aroma of the rice bran, so these can be enjoyed even by those who don't like rice bran. Serve them as a small snack or for dessert.