Mochi is oftentimes loved or hated, but for those who love the sweet, sticky treat, this recipe with ground peanuts makes a surprisingly light dessert.
- 1 1/2 cup sweet rice flour
- 2 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts, roasted and ground into powder
- 3 tablespoon white sugar, or to taste
- In a microwave-safe mixing bowl, combine the rice flour, cornstarch, ½ teaspoon oil, and water. Stir until smooth.
- Microwave on intervals of 20-30 seconds, mixing in between cooking times, until the mochi is slightly transparent throughout (about 5-6 times). It does not have to be even.
- In a plastic sandwich bag, rub the remaining oil inside and place the mochi within. Knead with hands until the mochi absorbs most of the oil. Let cool.
- Mix together ground peanuts and sugar.
- Place mochi into the mixture, and using 2 chopsticks, cut the mochi into bite-sized pieces, coating with peanuts. Serve.
- You can buy pre-ground peanut powder at local specialty markets. You can also use ground sesame instead of peanuts.