Mochi, or Japanese rice cakes, is one of Japan's favorite foods. It is not only a traditional food with many ways to enjoy it, but it is also incorporated into modern dishes of various international cuisines. The following is a recipe list of many wonderful and varied ways to enjoy rice cakes.
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Sakura mochi, or cherry blossom rice cakes, are a traditional Japanese dessert that is enjoyed on March 3rd, or Girl's Day, also known as Hinamatsuri or Doll Festival.
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Learn how to easily grill Japanese rice cakes (mochi), for a rustic and favorite dish.
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Ozoni is a Japanese soup with rice cake (mochi) enjoyed on New Year's Day (Oshogatsu). This version is made of a white miso from the Saikyo region of Japan.
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There are many variations of Japanese New Year's soup or ozoni. This traditional dish can easily be made vegan by using a konbu (kelp) dashi and vegetables.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Mochi bars are a sweet dessert made of glutinous rice flour and matcha powder and baked in the oven until the center is chewy and gooey and a light crisp crust is formed.
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Tofu Mochi is rice cake made with tofu and glutinous rice flour, then seasoned with a light dusting of sweetened roasted soy bean flour (kinako).
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Norimaki mochi also referred to as "isobeyaki" is a toasted rice cake seasoned with a sweet soy sauce glaze and wrapped in a crisp piece of dried seaweed (nori).
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Rice crackers aren't just for buying at your local grocery store. It can be made at home fairly easily. Find out how!Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Chi chi dango mochi also referred to as coconut mochi, are small pillowy soft, bite-sized pieces of rice cake that are often made in colorful batches or fruit flavors.
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Chimaki is a dessert that is traditionally served on Boy's Day or Japanese Children's Day on May 5th. It is a sweet, sticky rice cake wrapped in bamboo leaf.