Green Tea Mochi

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Dec. 30, 2010

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.


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)



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.


11. Serve the Green Tea Mochi immediately.


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

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 162Calories from Fat

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2 mg0.08%

Total Carbohydrates 38 g12.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 6 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet