Quick and Simple Microwave Mochi Gratin

Quick and Simple Microwave Mochi Gratin

A gratin-style dish with mochi that can be made quickly in the microwave. Great for a single serving of lunch.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Cut mochi
1/2 medium
2 to 3 slices
Soy sauce
a small amount
Black pepper
to taste
Easy melting cheese
as desired


1. Cut the onions and bacon into thin strips. Add to a heat-resistant container with the onions on the bottom and the bacon on top.
2. Cut the mochi into bite-sized cubes, and place on top. Pour in a little soy sauce and flavor with black pepper.
3. Place the cheese on top and cover with plastic wrap. Poke a number of small holes in the plastic wrap.
4. Microwave at 500 W for 2 1/2-3 minutes and it's complete!! Top with parsley, if you like.
5. If you have time, fry the bacon and onions first, then after microwaving, bake in the oven to melt the cheese. This is really good.

Story Behind this Recipe

We make this in a large quantity for New Years and share it.
I thought of this as a way to use up white mochi, and ever since, this dish has been a major dish in our household.