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Use the Microwave on New Years to Make Easy Just-Pounded Style Mochi With Mayonnaise and Shichimi Pepper

Use the Microwave on New Years to Make Easy Just-Pounded Style Mochi With Mayonnaise and Shichimi Pepper

Just top with soy sauce, mayo, shichimi spice and nori seaweed. This is a soft and very melty lazy mayo-shichimi-soy sauce mochi (pounded rice cake) dish.

Ingredients: 1 mochi cake's worth

Mochi (rice cake)
1
Shredded nori seaweed (or rip up regular nori seaweed with your hands)
a generous amount (to taste)
Mayonnaise
to taste
Shichimi spice
to taste
Soy sauce
to taste
Umami seasoning (optional)
1 to 2 shakes
Plastic wrap
2 sheets the size of the plate

Steps

1. Get the ingredients ready.
2. Cover a plate with a generous piece of plastic wrap that hangs over the edge. Secure around the rim of the plate.
3. Put the mochi cake on top, and pour a tablespoon of water over the mochi.
4. Microwave for 40 seconds at 600w. Take it out and turn the mochi cake over. (Moisten your chopsticks so the mochi won't stick to it.)
5. Microwave for an additional 10 seconds (approximately) at 600w. (Adjust the microwave time if needed.)
6. Discard the water, sprinkle with soy sauce and ajinomoto seasoning, top with mayonnaise, shichimi spice and nori seaweed to finish.
7. Of course, this is delicious wrapped with toasted nori seaweed. I was just too lazy.
8. Stretchy~~~~ It's so tender and delicious, just like just-pounded fresh mochi.
9. Once you're done, if you take the plastic wrap off, the plate is clean. You just need to rinse off the plate.
10. Recipe ID: 1641892 is the base recipe for this cheese mochi.
11. Recipe ID: 1660845 is a version with kinako (roasted soybean powder), cocoa, and coffee on the moch.

Story Behind this Recipe

When we had mochi during the New Years holidays when I was growing up, my mother always used to make us cheese mochi.
I really wanted to eat it one time and didn't have any cheese, so I substituted mayonnaise. That is how this recipe was born.