Mochi – A Wholesome Treat
Ever heard of Mochi? I hadn’t either until a friend of mine from the co-op pointed it out to me as a great healthy dessert. Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made of whole grain brown rice which is pounded into a paste and then molded into a flat shape. Then, when baked for about 10 minutes, the mochi puffs up into a chewy, pastry-like snack.
Mochi makes a wholesome snack or dessert which is gluten, wheat, and dairy-free and, most importantly, easy to prepare. My husband and I love to bake up a few squares of the cinnamon raisin flavor, stuff them with a local shredded cheddar cheese (by cutting a little slit in the sides after baking), and top them off with a little drizzle of honey. Here are a few other recipe ideas to get you started.