Despite the fact that my husband doesn't really like okara, he called this mochi dish the 'Okara Revolution'. My son loves these, too. These tasty 'mochi' are just like real mochi, but actually much healthier.
Mix the katakuriko and water in a bowl. Add the okara and mix some more.
Mold the okara mixture from Step 1 into bite-sized oblong shapes.
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and toast the okara patties until golden brown. (Cut the toasted nori while cooking the mochi.)
Flip them over after they brown on one side. Add 2 tablespoons of water (not included in list of ingredients) to steam and cover the pan to steam-cook.
When both sides become golden brown and the water has evaporated, add the ● ingredients. Cook until the moisture in the pan is gone.
Wrap the mochi with the cut nori to finish. Take care not to burn yourself.
I make this for my 1-year-old son's baby food. He really gobbles them up.
Try the potato version as well (Recipe ID: 2154263).
Story Behind this Recipe
I was inspired by the potato mochi that's sold at supermarkets and rest areas. So, I tried making it with okara since I had a ton. I think the ones at the supermarket are deep-fried, but toasted mochi is tasty as well.
These mochi will harden with time, so microwave them before serving.