Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made with sweet rice flour – it’s soft, squishy & chewy – the texture is like soft gummy bear & marshmallow mixed together – if you want to learn more about the laborious traditional way of making mochi, watch this cool video. If you’re a mochi lover, this Strawberry Mochi is so good, it’s hard not to eat the entire batch in a sitting! I’ve created a super simple method to make mochi in the Instant Pot, you just mix up a few ingredients and pop it into the Instant Pot to cook – you end up with perfectly soft and satisfyingly chewy homemade mochi – unless you go to a bakery that makes this fresh, making it yourself is so much better than anything that’s store bought . Using seedless strawberry jam is a simple way to flavor the mochi, you can substitute the strawberry jam with any other flavor of seedless jam using my recipe so the varieties of flavors you can make is limitless. Have these as a snack on their own or use as a topping for ice cream and shaved ice.
Tillamook Strawberry Ice Cream, strawberry mochi, sliced strawberries and whipped cream
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January 16, 2021 at 10:08 am
I saw this recipe on the FB group Subtle Asian Baking and just had to make it! It was easy to make the mochi, and it is SO soft. I ate it with the strawberry ice cream and strawberries like in the recipe pictures. Tomorrow, I’m going to make the matcha mochi!
I think the only change I would make is to add more strawberry jam, since the mochi has a very light strawberry flavor. I’m not sure how it would affect the ratios, though, of the other ingredients?
January 16, 2021 at 11:01 am
Hi Katie, so glad you enjoyed it! You might want to trying using about ½-1 Teaspoon strawberry extract if you want a stronger strawberry flavor, you can usually find this in the baking section at grocery stores.
March 25, 2021 at 7:28 am
Hi! So I was wondering if I could use a regular steamer rather than the instant pot. Would that be okay? Would the measurements and the cooking time be different?
March 25, 2021 at 7:51 am
Hi Autumn, a regular steamer should work fine, the cooking time will be around the same time.
June 28, 2021 at 6:52 am
Thank you for this recipe! I have to say this is the easiest yummiest mochi instant pot recipe.
Made it twice already and they are awesome. So much better than microwave method.
March 6, 2023 at 8:37 pm
This looks so good! What a fun recipe to make with kids!
March 6, 2023 at 8:38 pm
Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?
March 6, 2023 at 9:56 pm
You’re welcome! No this doesn’t keep long, you should enjoy on the same day you make it