Simple Mochi

READY IN: 4mins
SERVES: 8-10


  • 1
    cup mochiko sweet rice flour (glutinous rice flour)
  • 1
    cup water
  • 14
    cup sugar
  • katakuriko, for dusting (potato starch)


  • Mix mochiko and sugar in a bowl.
  • Add water and mix thoroughly. (will be watery).
  • Put in a microwaveable dish. Cover with plastic wrap.
  • Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Take off plastic wrap. Cool for a few minutes, if you want. Cut. Serve.
  • Opt. Dust with katakuriko or kinako to prevent mochi from sticking everywhere. If you don't have these, you can just put the mochi on cellophane.
  • Variations for Filling: You can add red bean paste, ice cream, chocolate, etc. in the middle if you want BEFORE you dust. add a teaspoon of filling and pinch edges closed.
  • Variations for Dough: Add a few drops of food coloring into batter for color variation. A few drops of flavoring (strawberry, grape, orange, blueberry, etc.) may also be added. >> For chocolate flavor, stir about 1/4 cup melted chocolate chips into mochi batter before cooking.