Soft Mochi Rice Cake with Kinako

Soft Mochi Rice Cake with Kinako

Even a frozen or tough piece of mochi can come to life and get soft. You can enjoy a texture that's just like freshly pounded mochi. Kids also love this!

Ingredients: 1 serving

Mochi rice cake
2 pieces
to coat the rice cake
to taste
a small amount


1. Toast the pieces of mochi in the toaster oven until soft, while preparing water for boiling. Combine kinako, sugar and salt together in a bowl and set aside.
2. Bring water to a boil (use enough water to soak the mochi in a small bowl).
3. Pour the boiling water in a separate bowl and soak the toasted mochi thoroughly.
4. Remove from water, transfer immediately to the bowl with the kinako mixture, and coat well.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is the technique we have been using for a long time at my parents' house.