Microwave Mochi Recipe

Microwave Mochi Recipe

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 12 minutes
Total time 17 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Misc Serve Cold
Region Japanese


  • 1 1/4 cup mochiko (rice flour)
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 13.5 oz can coconut milk (lite coconut milk can be substituted)
  • 1/4 cup pureed strawberries (optional) (3-4 drops of food color can be substituted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • cooking spray
  • potato starch


The strawberry puree and food coloring can be omitted. The strawberries don't really add any flavor, but is used more for coloring the mochi. If a more intense strawberry flavor is desired, increase the amount of strawberry puree and remove the same amount of coconut milk.


Step 1
Spray the inside of the microwave mochi baker with cooking spray. Set aside.
Step 2
Except for the potato starch, mix all the remaining ingredients together in a bowl.
Step 3
Pour mix into the microwave mochi baker.
Step 4
Place mochi baker in microwave and cook for 10-12 minutes on medium high power.
Step 5
Dust a plate or counter with potato starch and turn mochi out of the baker. Let the mochi completely cool down.
Step 6
Once cooled, dust top of mochi with potato starch and cut into 3/4 inch pieces. Dust cut edges with potato starch and shake off excess starch. Serve.