The Japanese word for cooked rice is 'gohan' - literally translated, it means "honorable food," and eating mochi in the New Year is said to bring luck. Make today your lucky day! Make these chai dusted mochi treats and share them with family and friends to make any day, your lucky day.
For step-by-step instructions, check out Rio's Recipe Video for this recipe.
1/2 cup Mochiko brand sweet rice flour
1/4 cup cold water
3-4 cups of water for boiling
ice bath made of 2 cup water + 1 cup ice
1/2 cup David Rio Tiger Spice Chai®
1/2 cup David Rio Tortoise Green Tea Chai®
Mix cold water and Mochiko flour together in a bowl. Knead for a few minutes until the dough is smooth. Traditionally said, the texture should resemble the firmness of your earlobe. Roll dough into 3/4-inch balls.
In a small saucepan, bring additional water to a boil. Gently place mochi balls into the boiling water, leaving enough room to move around. Simmer for 2-3 minutes until the balls float. Remove with a slotted spoon and immediately immerse in ice bath.
After cooling for 10 minutes, remove the mochi from the ice bath onto a paper towel. Roll each mochi ball in David Rio Tiger Spice Chai® and/or David Rio Tortoise Green Tea Chai®. Share with kids, friends, and family!
Makes about one dozen 3/4" size mochi balls