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Mochi (Rice Cakes)

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    Mochi (餅) is a Japanese rice cake made of mochigome (もち米), a short-grain japonica glutinous rice. The rice is pounded into paste and molded into the desired shape. The most common shapes are round and square. You can cook it by boiling or roasting over an open flame or in a toaster oven/oven/broiler.

    You can find Kirimochi (“cut” mochi) in Japanese grocery stores or Amazon.

    Rectangular and Round Kiri Mochi



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    Zenzai (Red Bean Mochi Soup)

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