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Grandma's Abekawa Mochi - Mochi Rice Cakes with Kinako

Grandma's Abekawa Mochi - Mochi Rice Cakes with Kinako

My grandma used to make this snack for me. The crispy grilled mochi and the nutty fragrant kinako (roasted soy flour) are so delicious together.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Mochi (rice cakes)
2
Kinako
2 tablespoons
Sugar
1 tablespoon
Salt
a pinch

Steps

1. Mix together the kinako, sugar, and salt.
2. Grill the mochi until they're crispy and slightly browned. While the mochi rice cakes are cooking, bring some water to a boil in a pan.
3. When the mochi is grilled, immerse them in the boiling water.
4. Drain the water from the mochi in Step 3 and cover with the kinako-sugar mixture from Step 1. The abekawa-mochi are done.
5. (Note) Since the mochi are soaked in hot water they are very soft, so consume immediately.

Story Behind this Recipe

My grandma used to make this for me when I was a child, using the mochi rice cakes left over from New Year's.