How to Make Microwave Mochi: 8 Steps

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How to Make Microwave Mochi: 8 Steps
How to Make Microwave Mochi: 8 Steps

Mochi is a delicious Japanese rice cake. Making it with a microwave is not only easy, but very fast. This recipe lets you improvise on substitutions if you don't have the right ingredients.


  • 1 1/2 cup of mochiko or rice flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup sugar (can be adjusted to taste)
  • Potato, tapioca or cornstarch to cover
  • Food coloring if you want to make colorful mochi. It is traditionally green or pink.
  • (The basic mochiko to water ratio is 1:1.
  • Use more water for a softer mochi and less water if you want it firmer)



Step 1. Measure and pour the water, sugar and rice flour into a bowl

If you want to make colorful mochi, add 3 to 4 drops of dye at this point. Mix everything until you get a smooth paste, but don't go too far.

Step 2. Take a microwaveable container or small bundt pan and lightly cover with oil

It is also possible to use a glass microwave oven.


Step 3. Pour the mochi mixture into the greased container

Step 4. Microwave 1-2 minutes at a time

Check it out to see if it's okay. Cook for another 1-2 minutes until the mochi is semi-transparent. It is best to check every 1-2 minutes as it is very easy to burn using a high power microwave oven (such as 1200 watt).

Step 5. Allow to cool in microwave for about 5 to 10 minutes


Step 6. Place a handful of potatoes, tapioca or cornstarch on a plate or tin


Step 7. Turn the mochi on the starchy surface

Step 8. Use a plastic knife to cut the mochi into pieces and coat the parts with starch


  • Sweets such as bean paste and strawberries can be shaped to form mochi. You may also need to cut down on microwave time to get a mochi with a doughy texture.
  • About 1200 calories per batch.
  • Plastic knives from McDonalds or any other fast food line are excellent for making cuts.

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