Crispy, chewy with an addicting crunchy crust, waffled mochi is so easy to make and takes less than 3 minutes to make.
It’s gotten pretty cold where I live and I’ve been craving warm, comforting snacks during the day. And you probably guessed by now, one of those snacks is mochi, or as my family calls it, rice cakes.
The pain about mochi though is that it doesn’t store very well in the fridge or at room temperature for more than a day. If you’ve had cold refrigerated rice, you’ll know what I mean. Mochi turns into this waxy, inedible texture that makes you think you’re chewing on candle wax. So is there a way to revive it?
YES! And the best way to do that is to Waffle Iron it.
First, you'll need one of these recipes:
What if you don't have homemade mochi?
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You can use storebought mochi if you don't have homemade. You also have the option of using kirimochi - precut, shelf-stable mochi that comes in individual packages. You can buy them in Asian grocery stores or in Amaazon.
How to Make
How to Make Waffled Mochi
Prepare stuffed mochi, mochi squares or kirimochi
place in a well greased waffle maker ( I used spray olive oil)
Let cook for 2-3 minutes, or more if you want them crispier
How Does Waffled Mochi Taste like?
Crispy, chewy, sweet and absolutely delicious. A crunchy crust forms as the waffled mochi cooks in the waffle iron, while the filling stays inside, forming a creamy layer in between the crispy crust.
No Waffle Maker?
- If the waffle iron works, so does the frying pan. There is something called a "hodduk" in Korea which is basically sugar stuffed pan-fried mochi pancakes. Transfer the mochi to a well-greased frying pan and use a cast iron or other heavy hamburger or grill press to "press" and flatten the mochi into a thinner pancake. A Panini Press also works. Enjoy!
- Grilled mochi? Yes, that's also an option, too.
How to Store Waffled Mochi
- You can store this waffled mochi covered at room temperature for up to 12-16 hours. For longer storage, I would arrange them in a plastic freezer storage bag or an airtight container and freeze them which will keep them good for up to 4 months. When ready to eat, just defrost them at room temperature or microwave 30-60 seconds until just hot.
- The reason I wouldn't recommend storing waffled mochi in the fridge is that mochi (most rice flours) tend to develop a weird waxy, hard texture when stored in the fridge. A bit like how cold, refrigerated rice tastes like?
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Stuffed Waffle Mochi
- Waffle maker
- 4 stuffed mochi, mochi squares or kirimochi storebought or homemade
- Prepare stuffed mochi, mochi squares or kirimochi
- Spread out the mochi in a well greased waffle maker ( I used spray olive oil)
- Press and let cook for 2-3 minutes, or more if you want them crispier