Saturday, 29 October 2011

Holy Mochi!

I know you may be thinking, "What the heck is mochi?".  Or possibly, "How are you so beautiful AND smart?".   I can't answer all of the questions in one sitting so I'll focus on the first.

Mochi is a crispy, gooey and amazing bit of heavenly goodness.  This is amazing considering that it is only brown rice steamed and smashed into a hard cake.  What happens when you cook this stuff is MAGIC!  No, really.  We're witches so we are qualified to define something as magical.

There are a few ways to cook mochi, though we have only tried a quick fry.  It is so good that way, we have gotten stuck.  Mmmmmmm ... gooey and fried mochi ... yummy ...

OK, I'm back.  Mochi can be cooked with a waffle iron, and I am dying to buy a waffle iron if only to try this.  It can apparently be baked.  Once cooked you can use it as a crouton / dumpling in soup.  But this is not how we love it.

Heat up some oil in a pan, just enough to cover the bottom.  Cut the mochi up into 1 - 1 1/2 inch squares.  On a medium heat, cook the mochi for 7 - 10 minutes on each side, and watch it get crisp and puff up and change shapes.  MAGIC!!!

Serve drizzled with maple syrup, or brown rice syrup, or whatever sweet goodness you choose.   YUM!


  1. Cool post! Now can you tell me why it's so expensive?! In my town, a package that size costs 10 bucks!

  2. I have no idea. A smaller package than that is usually 10-12 dollars, but for some reason this big package was 6-7. It is definitely a treat, but so darn good!