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Green Tea Mochi

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Mochi is a traditional Japanese rice cake made on the occasion of Japanese New Year. Flavored green tea mochi is an healthy option to this traditional dish. Sometimes green tea is mixed with the dough or the dough is dusted with green tea mixture.
Ingredients
  Glutinous rice flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
  Water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
For dusting
  Matcha powder 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Potato starch powder 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a microwave bowl, mix in sugar and rice flour.
2. Pour in water and stir until everything is fully dissolved. The batter should look be smooth.
3. Place the bowl into a microwave and warm it for two minutes on high.
4. The dough should form to a sticky goey consistency, stir well.
5. On a dusting board or plate, sprinkle starch and matcha green tea together.
6. Blend the dusting mixture well until you get a pale green color, you may add more matcha for a greener effect.
7. Dust your hands and grab a small piece of the mochi dough.
8. Place the dough on the dusting mixture and knead the dough into it.
9. Roll the dough into a smooth ball and dust them again with the dusting mixture.
10. Repeat the same steps for the remaining dough.

SERVING
11. Serve the Green Tea Mochi immediately.

NOTE
Mochi can be stored in an air tight plastic bag at room temperature.

Things You Will Need
Microwave
Bowl

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Japanese
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Microwaving
Occasion: 
New Year
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Rice Flour
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Mystery's picture
Good, Awesome