A quick mochi treat for your sweet tooth
Mochi is a very soft Japanese dessert made with rice. The traditional recipe requires a lot of pounding to break down the glutinous rice until it’s a dough but we will use a simplified version of it.
Mochi tastes good, is pretty low in calories and basically has no fat. On the other side, it is a highly processed food with a lot of sugar and 0 micronutrients. You could fix that with a fruit filling or something similar but it is still not something I would suggest as meal substitute. The recipe is for about 8 mochi balls, the nutrition facts are for 1.
|Red Bean Mochi – 1 serving|
- 1 cup of glutinous rice flour
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1 cup of lukewarm water (you may need an extra 1/4 cup)
- 400gr of red bean paste (refrigerating it make it easier to work with it)
- Corn starch for coating
- In a bowl add flour, sugar and salt.
- Add the water and stir well until there are no more lumps.
- Microwave at 1000w for 2-3 minutes.
- Take it out carefully and stir well.
- Microwave again for other 2-3 minutes.
- Let it cool down for a few minutes and coat a surface with corn starch.
- Meanwhile divide the red bean paste in small balls, using a spoon.
- Take a large tablespoon of the mochi dough and put it on the coated surface.
- Coat your hands with the corn starch, too.
- Flatten the warm mochi dough to a disc the size of your palm and put a ball of red bean paste in the middle.
- Seal the mochi to a ball and set aside being sure it is well coated otherwise it will stick to the surface.
- Let it cool down for 10-15 minutes before eating.