How to Make Japanese Mochi

The main staple grain across Asia is rice. Naturally, rice has been incorporated in various entrees, dishes, and desserts. One of the more popular items is Japanese mochi (moh-chee) or 찹쌀떡 (chapssalddeok) in Korean, a common sweet rice cake.

This type of rice cake is soft and sticky with a red bean filling. The filling can also be fruit. Red bean paste is sweet and a fairly exotic flavor for the average American. To try the sweet rice cake, you can purchase one at any Asian grocer. If you develop a taste for mochi, you may enjoy this recipe.

This recipe takes about thirty minutes to make.