Taste the Chewy Rice Cake Recipes of Japan – Top Mochi Recipes!

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Mochi, or rice cakes, is a popular recipe in Japan. It is made from short grain named glutinous rice. Mochi recipes are chewy as well as soft in taste. They can be prepared with artificial colors to make fun-filled recipes for kids. The most important part of it is that mochi can be prepared very easily! Let us here know the top mochi recipes for people of all ages!

Chewy Rice Cake Recipes

Rainbow Mochi Cake

Rainbow Mochi Cake: It is one of the top mochi recipes as the colorful appearance and the yummy taste would attract anyone!

Ingredients: Glutinous rice flour – 24 Tablespoon; Sugar – 16 Tablespoon; Baking powder – 1 Teaspoon; Salt – 1 Pinch; coconut milk – 1 cup; Pure Vanilla – 1 Teaspoon; Coconut oil – 4 Tablespoon; Eggs – 2; Beet juice – 1 Tablespoon;

Blueberry juice – 1 Tablespoon; Turmeric powder – 1/2 Teaspoon; Spirulina powder – 1/2 Teaspoon. Directions: Mix the rice flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder in a bowl.

Then add the coconut milk, coconut oil, vanilla extract & eggs.

Mix them well and pour them into four different bowls. Pour different juices & flavor powders in each bowl. Bake them and one of the top mochi recipes is ready!

Mocha Mochi

Mocha Mochi: Ingredients: Sweet rice flour – 1 cup; Sugar – 1 Tablespoon; Fine salt – 1/2 teaspoon; Brewed coffee – 1 cup; Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread – 8 teaspoons; Wheat starch/Cornstarch – 8 tablespoon (for dusting).

Directions: Place dollops of hazelnut spread on a wax paper and freeze them. Mix the sweet rice flour, sugar, salt, and coffee.

Cover and microwave it for 3 minutes so that it becomes sticky. Now spread the mixture and place a piece of frozen hazelnut spread inside it.

Wrap it tightly and serve! We can make eight such mochis and they are one among the top mochi recipes with a chewy chocolaty taste! Do try it and you would definitely like it!

Easy Butter Mochi

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Easy Butter Mochi: Ingredients: Sweet rice flour – 1 and a half cup; Sugar -1 cup; Baking Powder – 1 teaspoon; Coconut milk – 1 cup; Melted butter – 1/4 cup; Eggs – 2; Salt – 1 pinch; Pure Vanilla Extract -1 teaspoon.

Directions: Mix the sweet rice flour, sugar and salt in a bowl. Mix coconut milk, eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract, and salt in another bowl.

Now, pour the wet mixture from bowl-2 to bowl-1. Whisk them together for at least 5 minutes. Pour the mixture into a greased tray and bake it.

The recipe is really simpler but the taste is awesome! It is a must try among the top mochi recipes, so don’t ever miss it!



Mochiyaki: This simple dish resembles a cookie in taste but it is much more that!

You can even add fun flavors to make it little interesting and here we are using a light topping.

Ingredients: Mochi – 1 medium; For the sweet miso butter topping: Softened butter – 1/4 cup; Shiromiso – 1 teaspoon; Sugar – 2 teaspoons; Vanilla extract – 1 dash; For the garnish: Soy sauce – 1teaspoon; Nori – 1 teaspoon; Sesame seed – 1/2 teaspoon.

Directions: Cut a mochi block lengthwise to form 1/4th inch thicker blocks each. Toast the mochi blocks evenly with a non-stick pan.

You can even use a toaster or grill to do the same. Mix sugar, vanilla extract, shiromiso and softened butter in a bowl. Now assemble the mixture on a piece of toasted mochi.

Pour a little of soy sauce over it and sprinkle some sesame & nori. The mochi recipe is ready to be served now!

Mochi recipes are not only tastier but they are healthier too! We can make it still tastier with the addition of toppings or other ingredients. So just start making your own mochi recipes with all your creative thoughts & healthy ingredients! Don’t forget the ones that we have listed here as they are all time top mochi recipes loved by most Japanese! Be it cookies or wraps, mochi goes well with anything!