Put the ◎ ingredients into a frying pan, and add the milk little by little, while mixing.
Heat over low heat while mixing with a spatula, until it starts to thicken, like warabi mochi.
When it comes together, take it off the heat, and cut into bite-sized pieces. Coat each piece in the kinako and sugar from Step 1, and you're done.
Story Behind this Recipe
I love milk mochi, so I made this variation using rice bran. Incidentally, you can get the same amount of vitamin B in 2 teaspoons of rice bran, as you can from 1 bowl of brown rice. This is a perfect way to include some rice bran in your diet. It was also popular with the kids.
I recommend this for rice bran novices, as you can't really taste it after the mochi has been coated with kinako and brown sugar. Now, there is no vitamin C in rice bran, so it would be even better if you add matcha or green barley, or serve it with some fruit.