Strawberry Mochi Recipe

Strawberry Mochi


  • 2 cups mochiko (glutinous rice flour)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • More mochiko, for dusting
  • Chopped strawberries
  • Cooking spray or oil, to avoid stickiness

How to make Strawberry Mochi

These were mochi I made for my grade-school students, to whom I was teaching Japanese, on their last day of class. I wanted something Japanese and easy, and since I don't have a steamer, I decided to try making mochi in the microwave.

It was super easy, but the stuff is still difficult for me to handle. Putting mochiko everywhere (hands, work surface, not to mention my clothes) made it much easier.

Combine water, mochiko and sugar and stir until smooth. Coat a microwave safe container with oil or pam spray and pour the batter in a relatively shallow layer. Cover with air-tight lid or plastic wrap and microwave ~7 minutes on high or until done.

Put on mochiko-covered surface and wait to cool.

To make the mochi, pull off a small piece of dough, roll it into a ball and flatten. Then take some strawberry pieces, put them in the center of the round and pinch it closed so you have a nice strawberry filled ball (hopefully). Voila. I also made some 'taco' shaped ones for me and my fellow teachers.

Made ~20 pieces

Question from the Chef

“Favorite thing to do with mochi?”

  • Jaylene
    Jaylene says

    omg. ice cream.

  • mickeykitterman
    mickeykitterman says

    've never cooked with it, but it looks fascinating-I'll be experimenting.

  • wonderlust
    wonderlust says

    i love mochi~i will def try this ^^

  • muttoneer
    muttoneer says

    Please do! It's fun and addictive. The next thing I want to try is a coconut milk flavored mochi filled with mango, kind of a 'thai' mochi dessert.

  • kimdec
    kimdec says

    Look at YOU!!

  • Wongopongo
    Wongopongo says

    This recipe looks so much like a professional dish!

  • muttoneer
    muttoneer says

    Thanks for the kind comments.

  • marianne49
    marianne49 says

    I make mine with finely ground peanut and it taste nice too. I never tasted with strawberries though I like strawberries very much!!

  • poweredbytofu
    poweredbytofu says

    I fell in love with mochi in Japan, I'll have to give this recipe a try. Thanks!

  • fishandkat
    fishandkat says

    This looks seriously nice!! I've been wanting to try to make some mochi myself but kind of afraid of the stickiness LOL. I've never tasted one with strawberries before, but I'll definitely try this recipe. Thanks!

  • Muffinboy
    Muffinboy says

    wow these look so cute and huge! interesting that you tried using the microwave :)

  • eatfoodrecipe
    eatfoodrecipe says

    mochi....this is really great. gotta try it soon..^^

  • BananitaLB
    BananitaLB says

    Amazing !

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