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It's About Time You Try To Make Mochi. Here Are The Recipes You Need.

It's wonderfully chewy.

There's something about the chewy texture of mochi that makes it wholly unforgettable. It's an experience not many are used to in their desserts, but it is entirely welcome. This popular Japanese rice cake has been making waves overseas for some time now, and it's easy to see why. One bite of mochi and you'll never look back.

Mochi is made from short-grain japonica glutinous rice, which is where it gets its chewy consistency. It is a traditional Japanese New Year's food, but is eaten year round, in many different shapes and flavors.

We've found some recipes for the classic version below -- plus some new ideas, like donuts -- so you can enjoy mochi in all of its chewy goodness.

1
Chocolate Mochi Cake
Kumquat Blog
Get the Chocolate Mochi Cake recipe from Kumquat Blog
2
Mochi Donuts
Lady And Pups
Get the Mochi Donuts recipe from Lady And Pups
3
Butter Mochi
Frock Files
Get the Butter Mochi recipe from Frock Files
4
Plain Mochi
cynthia | two red bowls
Get the Plain Mochi recipe from cynthia | two red bowls via Food52
5
Matcha And Coconut Mochi Cake
Mark Weinberg/Food52
Get the Matcha And Coconut Mochi Cake recipe from Kendra Vaculin via Food52
6
Strawberry Daifuku
Just One Cookbook
Get the Strawberry Daifuku recipe from Just One Cookbook
7
Pumpkin Mochi
Frock Files
Get the Pumpkin Mochi recipe from Frock Files
8
Matcha Mochi Cookies
Kirbie's Cravings
Get the Matcha Mochi Cookies recipe from Kirbie's Cravings
9
Mini Mochi Cakes
Sugar & Cloth
Get the Mini Mochi Cakes recipe from Sugar & Cloth
10
Black Sesame Mochi Ice Cream
Lady And Pups
Get the Black Sesame Mochi Ice Cream recipe from Lady And Pups
11
Baked Lemon Honey Crème Mochi Donuts
La Fuji Mama
12
Potato Mochi With Shichimi Togarashi Pepper
Kyoko Ide/Food52
Get the Potato Mochi with Shichimi Togarashi Pepper recipe from Kyoko Ide via Food52
13
Mochi Brownie
Lady and Pups
Get the Mochi Brownie recipe from Lady and Pups
14
Matcha Mochi Popsicles
Kirbie's Cravings
Get the Matcha Mochi Popsicles recipe from Kirbie's Cravings
15
Sticky Rice Cake With Red Bean Paste
Omnivore's Cookbook
Get the Sticky Rice Cake with Red Bean Paste recipe from Omnivore's Cookbook
16
Mochi Ice Cream
Frock Files
Get the Mochi Ice Cream recipe from Frock Files

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