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Homemade Mochi with Breadmaker - Sticky Rice Cake | 手作り餅
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Preparations

  1. Step 1

    Wash the rice well in a large bowl, changing water frequently until the water is clear.

Soak the rice in the bowl over night - 24 hours.

    Wash the rice well in a large bowl, changing water frequently until the water is clear.

    Soak the rice in the bowl over night - 24 hours.

  2. Step 2

    Place a dampen cloth (I like to use Tenugui - a Japanese cotton cloth) in a steamer and put the rice and cover lightly with both edges of the cloth.

Steam for about 20 mins or until the rice is cooked all the way. Steaming might take longer if you are using old rice.

    Place a dampen cloth (I like to use Tenugui - a Japanese cotton cloth) in a steamer and put the rice and cover lightly with both edges of the cloth.

    Steam for about 20 mins or until the rice is cooked all the way. Steaming might take longer if you are using old rice.

  3. Step 3

    There are recipes out there to tell you to cook the rice in rice cooker instead but I find my method works the best.

Rice cooked in the rice cooker can be too hard or too soft and it leaves slightly bitter taste to the Mochi for some reason.

By steaming however, you can make Mochi that are perfect both in texture and the taste.

    There are recipes out there to tell you to cook the rice in rice cooker instead but I find my method works the best.

    Rice cooked in the rice cooker can be too hard or too soft and it leaves slightly bitter taste to the Mochi for some reason.

    By steaming however, you can make Mochi that are perfect both in texture and the taste.

  4. Step 4

    When the rice is cooked, transfer the rice into a big bowl.

With a pre-soaked wooden rolling pin, mash the rice until most of the grains are mashed.

I added this step so that my old bread machine doesn't have to work too hard. You may skip this step if your bread machine is powerful enough to handle the task. 

If you don't have a rolling pin, a well cleaned small beer bottle works just as well. (Try not to smash the bottle!)

    When the rice is cooked, transfer the rice into a big bowl.

    With a pre-soaked wooden rolling pin, mash the rice until most of the grains are mashed.

    I added this step so that my old bread machine doesn't have to work too hard. You may skip this step if your bread machine is powerful enough to handle the task.

    If you don't have a rolling pin, a well cleaned small beer bottle works just as well. (Try not to smash the bottle!)

  5. Step 5

    Transfer the mashed rice into the bread maker pan.

Use the dough setting and run the bread maker until the Mochi is smooth in texture.

    Transfer the mashed rice into the bread maker pan.

    Use the dough setting and run the bread maker until the Mochi is smooth in texture.

  6. Step 6

    Dust a cookie sheet with rice flour (non-glutenous) and transfer Mochi.

Wet your hands with water and gently flatten the Mochi evenly on the cookie sheet. (Or you can use a rolling pin.)

Leave the Mochi in the cold dry place for a couple days to harden.

    Dust a cookie sheet with rice flour (non-glutenous) and transfer Mochi.

    Wet your hands with water and gently flatten the Mochi evenly on the cookie sheet. (Or you can use a rolling pin.)

    Leave the Mochi in the cold dry place for a couple days to harden.

  7. Step 7

    After the Mochi is hardened, transfer on to a cutting board and cut it into squares.

    After the Mochi is hardened, transfer on to a cutting board and cut it into squares.

  8. Step 8

    Now you made it, don't forget to take a Cooksnap photo to upload below! Recipe authors always LOVE to hear from you and see how their recipe turned out in your kitchen.

    Now you made it, don't forget to take a Cooksnap photo to upload below! Recipe authors always LOVE to hear from you and see how their recipe turned out in your kitchen.

Comments

  • Charles Abbott

    Charles Abbott Wow, awesome instructions... I'm convinced that even I can do this now!

    almost 7 years ago
  • Ume Murasaki

    Ume Murasaki Hi Charles,
    Yes it's pretty simple and you don't need a lot of stuff to make Mochi.
    Please try and let me know if you like it.

    almost 7 years ago
  • Jay Sanchez

    Jay Sanchez Thank you!
    Just yesterday made my first experiment to make Sweet Bean paste with pinto beans (It was successful, by the way!) but I was looking for a recipe for mochi just like this one!

    almost 7 years ago
  • Ume Murasaki

    Ume Murasaki Hello Jay,
    Anko with pinto beans? Awesome!! You can also use black turtle beans to make Anko, the texture of black beans is similar to azuki beans I find.

    Yes, this mochi recipe is pretty easy to make and if you don't have a bread machine just in case, you can do this whole process with a rolling pin or a cleaned beer bottle But I guess you are gonna need a little more elbow grease!

    almost 7 years ago
  • Jay Sanchez

    Jay Sanchez I have a bread machine, actually bought it with mochi in mind :D

    I came to the computer to avoid fiddling too much with the machine, its kneading it right now

    almost 7 years ago
  • Ume Murasaki

    Ume Murasaki Jay,
    Cool! Let me know how it turns out!

    almost 7 years ago
  • Bianca Peccioli Nonaka

    Bianca Peccioli Nonaka Hi! I hopr you reply my post ... I know the post about mochi has been posted long ago. Do you use a regular bread maker or a bread/mochi maker? Leaving the mochi to harden makes kiri mochi (those really hard rice cakes?)

    about 4 years ago
  • Colette Henderson

    Colette Henderson i'm trying this today with a regular bread maker and can let you know how it goes. The mochi that is hard is just mochi that has been set out to dry, so yes, this would be recipe for kiri mochi though definitely tuck in to the freshly made stuff-- so delicious.

    almost 4 years ago
  • Colette Henderson

    Colette Henderson Turned out pretty good. My breadmaker isn't too strong so I think my rice needs to be a little more moist next time. Also, without the traditional mochi maker, you miss out on the piping hot mochi which is so delicious. My mother had a mochi maker and the first day mochi was to die for.. But still, a great work around!

    almost 4 years ago
  • Ume Murasaki

    Ume Murasaki Hello Bianca,
    Sorry for a really slow reply. I just got the message saying that I have a comment on my recipe a minute ago! Anyway, I used a regular bread machine without mochi making function in this recipe and yes to make Kiri-mochi, you have to sort of flatten the mochi on a cookie sheet evenly and leave it in the cold place for a day or two to harden. Once it's hardened you can cut it to the size or the shape of your liking.

    almost 4 years ago
  • Ume Murasaki

    Ume Murasaki Hello Colette,
    Thank you for your comments and sorry for a slow reply. I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe. I know you can't beat freshly made homemade mochi that's properly made with a mochi maker (or Kine & Usu for that matter) but when I posted this recipe, I just had to try with what I had!

    almost 4 years ago
  • Bianca Peccioli Nonaka

    Bianca Peccioli Nonaka Dear Colette and Ume,
    Thank you so much for your reply. I love cooking Japanese traditional foods and I try to look for as much information as possible. Information on specific ingredients sometimes is quite hard to find. Please, feel free to add me on Facebook, so we can exchange further information on food.
    Thank you so much
    Bianca

    almost 4 years ago
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