What is mochi rice?
Mochi Rice is a hulled, short-grain glutinous white rice with mild, sweet flavor. Due to high starch content, this rice becomes very sticky and soft when cooked and is ideal for both sweet and savory dishes. Mochi Rice is commonly ground into rice cakes, sweets and other traditional Asian dishes.
In Japan and Korea, the rounds of glutinous rice, known as mochi and tteok, respectively, are indulgently gooey affairs. The cakes, which can either be sweet or savory, are steamed, pounded, or pan-fried. Store-bought versions are usually coated with too much starch and can taste like chemicals or waxy fillings.
Published Date: August 26, 2023