Mochi Rice Cakes with Okara

Mochi Rice Cakes with Okara

These seem like mochi (soft and chewy pounded rice cake) but they're actually snacks using okara and katakuriko. It doesn't taste like okara at all!

Ingredients: 2 people

Fresh okara
4 tablespoons
Kinako, sugar
2 tablespoons of each
a small amount


1. Place all of the ingredients into a bowl (or a microwave safe container), and mix well.
2. Place the ingredients from Step 1 into a microwave safe container, and microwave for 2 minutes (at 600 W). Take it out momentarily, and mix.
3. Microwave Step 2 again for 3 minutes. Take it out and mix.
4. After it cools, roll into your desired portion sizes, coat in a kinako, sugar, and salt mixture, arrange onto plates, and sprinkle the mixture on top as well.

Story Behind this Recipe

I figured I could make okara like this if I could do it with tofu.
It was a huge success when I tried it out.
I tried various combinations and ingredients, and came up with this recipe.
It is full of dietary fiber, and great if you're on a diet.