8 Minutes Taiwanese Style Mochi - Sticky Rice Dessert

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Mochi with peanut and sesame filling
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20 minutes

Great news for the Mochi lovers - now you don't need to eat the extremely sweet and unpleasantly stale store-bought mochi. This simple recipe takes only 8 minutes and you can enjoy your own chewy and healthy mochi with your choice of fillings!

  1. 2 cups of sticky rice flour
  2. 2 cups milk
  3. 1/8 - 1/4 cups of sugar (experiment on the amount that suits you. The mochi I had from the street vendor in Taiwan was not sweetened. The sweetness came solely from the filling.)
  4. 2-3 Tbsp of oil (The dough is EXTREMELY sticky, so I ended up needing a lot of oil.  I used olive oil here)
  5. Fillings (peanut powder with sugar, sesame powder with sugar, red bean paste , use your own creation. Add your desired amount of sugar in the filling.)
  6. Roasted starch flour or peanut powder for dusting the mochi surface (so it won't stick to any where you put it)
  1. Mix #1, #2 and #3 in glass bowl really well with a mixer.
  2. Cover the bowl and microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  3. Open the bowl. Stir the dough to expose the uncooked part inside.
  4. Cover and microwave for 3 minutes and the dough is done.
  5. Add oil into the dough and stir to reduce the stickiness. Let cool.
  6. Roast and stir corn starch on hot pan for 1 minute or you can just use peanut powder.
  7. Make small buns of the mochi. Fill the dough with your creation of fillings. The dough is extremely sticky and elastic, so stuffing the fillings is actually much harder than it sounds. I used a type of food handling gloves (something like this ) to stuff the filling and make it into a ball.
  8. Roll the filled mochi ball on the roasted starch flour or peanut powder and your dessert is done!
  9. Without the gloves it's almost impossible to make the filled mochi ball. When I got tired of making the stuffed mochi balls, I just get a chunk of mochi using fork or chopsticks and dip in the peanut or sesame fillings and eat (it's yummy too)!
  10. Enjoy your mochi but don’t eat too much Wink.
Dough after microwave (used brown sugar, so the dough looks darker)
Dough after microwave (used brown sugar, so the dough looks darker)
Stuffing dough with sesame filling
Stuffing dough with sesame filling
Stuffing dough with peanut filling
Stuffing dough with peanut filling
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