【Japanese culture with videos】mochi(もち)

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Mochi is Japanese sticky rice cake.

It can be for sweets as well as other dishes with meat, fish or vegitables.

What is mochi made from?

Mochi is made from sticky rice.

  • sticky rice: used to make mochi
  • short grain rice: used when you make sushi

How to turn sticky rice into mochi

Some rice cookers cook sticky rice as well as pound it to turn into mochi.

How to pound mochi

People used to pound mochi with a wooden hammer and mortar when they did not have a rice cooker.

Some professional mochi makers still use them.