Mochi rice cake is a common snack in Asia. It is often eaten in celebration for the new year, but is also consumed year round as a delicious treat. It can be prepared in many different ways, and is used in many different applications for food. It is often used with ice cream, either as a filling or a topping, and it is used to make the famous Mochi rice balls. Though it can also be used to make food that is less of a dessert, and can be grilled, fried, boiled, or even put into a soup.
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Rice cake is made of Glutinous rice or sweet rice. The rice is steamed and powdered, then soaked in citric acid. Once placed into a mold, overnight the sweet rice becomes very hard.
This product should include instructions on how to soften it. The mochi needs to be soaked in hot water or briefly microwaved before adding to dish. It may be added to hot broth to soften for a few minutes before adding to ramen soup.
Sunday Aug 05 2012 04:20
The way the description read I thought these could be eaten by themselves. They cannot. They have the consistency of wax and the flavor also.