Rolled-Up Ohagi with Walnuts and Cheese

Rolled-Up Ohagi with Walnuts and Cheese

The texture of the walnuts and the rich taste of the cheese will make these ohagi (sweet rice cake) exceptionally delicious. These rolled ohagi go well with coffee rather than green tea.

Ingredients: 1 x 18 cm roll

Mochi rice or white rice
140 g
Red bean paste
50 g
Cream cheese
25 g
10 g
Kinako (mixed with sugar)
20 g


1. These are the ingredients.
2. Crush the walnuts with your hands. Put them on aluminum foil and roast them in the toaster oven for 3-5 minutes (Do not scorch them).
3. Place plastic wrap on a makisu (sushi mat), wet a wooden spatula, then spread and flatten the mochi rice.
4. Place red bean paste on top and spread it thinly.
5. Add cream cheese and spread it out.
6. Place the walnuts from Step 2 at the edge of the mat closest to you.
7. First, pull up the makisu and plastic wrap close to you and wrap up the walnuts and roll it. Then squeeze it in place!!
8. Gently take off the plastic wrap and return the makisu and the plastic wrap to their original position.
9. Now, roll it to the end in the same way that you wrap sushi.
10. Gently remove the plastic wrap while adjusting the shape.
11. Sprinkle kinako on a plate, and place the roll on top. Coat the roll evenly in kinako.
12. Slice the roll into your preferred thickness and it is done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I saw a recipe for a very cute rolled ohagi recipe in a local newsletter. Since my daughter does not like red bean paste, I filled it with cheese and walnuts instead and to create a new version.