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Strawberry Mochi

A traditional Japanese treat made with no food coloring! Such a pretty dessert that's low on sugar but high on elegance.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 9 pieces
Calories 156 kcal


  • Microwave


  • 1/2 cup dried strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cup sweet white rice flour (regular white rice flour will not work)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup potato starch


  • Add 1/4 cup of the dried strawberries into a food processor or grinder. Grind into a course powder.
  • Add the sweet white rice flour, sugar, salt, unground dried strawberries, and ground strawberries into a large microwave safe bowl.
  • Add 1 1/4 cup water and stir. Cover the bowl and place in the microwave for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and stir. It should be thick and slightly translucent around the edges.
  • Place the bowl back in the microwave for another 45 seconds. Remove and stir with a wooden spoon. At this point, it should be very sticky and hard to mix. If it's still loose, add 2 tablespoons of white rice flour, stir, and place back in the microwave for another 15 seconds until sticky consistency is achieved.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of the potato starch onto your working surface. Empty the contents of the bowl onto your surface and shape the dough into a ball. The dough will be incredibly sticky, so apply additional potato starch to your hands as necessary.
  • Divide the dough equally into four pieces. Then, divide one quarter of the dough into thirds. Working with one piece, shape the dough into a ball by shaping your index finger and thumb into a ring and pressing the dough through the ring. (See video below). Repeat with each of the pieces.
  • Dust each piece with a little extra potato starch before serving.


Calories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 56mgPotassium: 149mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
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