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Easy On a Grill! Gohei Mochi (Grilled Rice Cake with Sweet Miso Sauce)

Easy On a Grill! Gohei Mochi (Grilled Rice Cake with Sweet Miso Sauce)

This "Gohei Mochi" is a regional specialty commonly seen in the Tokai (central Pacific coast) region of Japan. It's pounded grilled rice cakes with sweet miso paste, and it has a lovely fragrance. It's easy to make at home.

Ingredients: about 8

Uncooked sweet sticky rice (or uncooked regular rice)
2 rice cooker cups (abot 360 ml)
● Miso
6 tablespoons
● Mirin
6 tablespoons
● Sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons
● White sesame seeds
3 tablespoons

Steps

1. If you are using sweet sticky rice, cook in a rice cooker using slightly less water than you would for regular rice. Mix the ● ingredients until smooth.
2. Lay the freshly cooked rice on plastic wrap. Lightly press into an oval shaped rice ball while molding it around a stick. Use disposable chopsticks or Popsicle sticks.
3. Grill both sides for about 1 ~ 2 minutes over medium heat until they're brown. Use a spoon to coat each side with the sweet miso mixture, and grill for another 1 minute on each side. Wrapping the stick with aluminium foil will prevent burning.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make an easy Gohei Mochi recipe to cook at home. This recipe requires only a stick, plastic wrap, and a grill! Sweet sticky rice is already sticky, so you don't need to mash it. That makes this dish easier.