Friday, March 20, 2009
MOCHI is magical
Hi friends, you won't believe this one. It's awesome! It's called Mochi, and I am sure you're thinking it is some kind of ice cream or something... since that's the only way I had ever heard this too. Check this stuff out. You can get it at Whole Foods and Fairway for sure. Here's their website if you want to read more about the company that makes this amazing treat: www.grainaissance.com/mochi.html
It's made of brown rice and water... that's all. Whole grain! It's easy when you want something warm and doughy or pastry-like. I will some day devote an entire post to my toaster oven, but for now just know that I love it and it is perfect for this sort of magical transformation. Use a knife or kitchen scissors to cut off a 1 to 1.5 inch square of the mochi, put it on a baking sheet and pop it in the oven at 450 degrees, in about 10 minutes you will be enjoying a little piece of deliciousness that is also like a neat science experiment. They make different flavors but I like the original flavor with some sweet hot mustard, it's satisfying like a warm pretzel. You can also put things in side of it once it is out of the oven, like cheese and prosciutto. Or, if you're in the mood for something sweet it is also nice with agave nectar or honey! It is mostly fun to see how it puffs and changes with the heat of cooking, as if it has a personality of it's own each one comes out different.
If you're looking for it in the store, it's in the refridgerated section near the miso, tofu and tempeh. Try Mochi, you're totally gonna love it! big kiss, xxtbone