This recipe is for vegans or those with dairy allergies
To prepare the shiratamako, put it in a plastic bag, then press down on top with a spatula to crush the lumps. This will make it harder for lumps to form.
Put all of the ingredients into a bowl (except for the salt, pepper, and miso/sake lees), then mix evenly.
Simmer over low heat, stirring from time to time to prevent scalding, until it thickens.
Add salt and pepper and miso to taste, then it's ready to be served.
To give it a consistency like melting cheese, finely chop up 1 piece of pre-cut mochi, then simmer your mixture while stirring until the mochi melts. It will look just like cheese.
Story Behind this Recipe
This recipe is for those who are vegetarian, those who are concerned about cholesterol intake, or those who are aiming to eat a healthy diet. All of the ingredients used in this recipe are vegetable-based.
To give it the consistency of melting cheese, finely chop 1 piece of pre-cut mochi, then simmer your mixture while stirring until the mochi melts. It will look just like cheese.