Crispy Fried Mochi (Japanese Rice Cake Recipe)

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Are you searching for a simple, sweet mochi recipe? This Fried Mochi is perfect for you! You will enjoy the perfect mix of crispy and chewy goodness with only three ingredients!

Looking for easy mochi recipes? Try my Chocolate Mochi, Kinako Mochi, or Isobeyaki Mochi!

Fried mochi served on a plate.

This Fried Mochi Recipe is my childhood favorite treat. After the New Year holidays (mochi season in Japan), my mom used to turn leftover mochi into a delicious treat by deep-frying and coating it with sugar. If you love mochi like me, try this easy Japanese dessert!

Why You Will Love This Recipe 

  • It’s a simple recipe you can make with only three ingredients.
  • It’s easy to adjust the sugar coating to match your sweetness preference.
  • Savor the delicious mix of crispy outside and chewy inside in the mochi.

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Fried Mochi Recipe:

Fried mochi ingredients.
  • Kiri Mochi – Kiri mochi is a type of rice cake that is pre-cut into rectangular shapes, dried, and individually packaged. Whether you prefer sweet or savory, discover a variety of tasty ways to enjoy it in these Kiri Mochi recipes.
  • Vegetable Oil – Opt for a neutral-flavored oil. In this recipe, I chose rice oil.
  • Sugar – Any type works well, such as brown sugar, cane sugar, or powdered sugar. Use it for the coating and adjust the amount based on your taste preference.

How To Make Fried Mochi: STEP BY STEP 

Here are some quick visual instructions! For all the detailed ingredients and instructions, go to the printable recipe card below.

How to make fried mochi

Step 1

Cut kiri mochi into small pieces and deep fry them until they puff up.

How to make fried mochi

Step 2

Gently coat the mochi pieces with sugar.

Fried mochi served on a plate.

Making this sweet rice cake treat is incredibly simple. Serve the crispy fried mochi on a small plate and savor the delightful crunch!

Recipe Tips

  • After frying, place the mochi on a wire rack or paper towels to remove extra oil. This helps keep the crispy texture and prevents the dish from getting too oily.
  • Feel free to customize the recipe by adding various flavors to the sugar. Consider mixing in cacao powder, cinnamon powder, or soybean powder (kinako) for a delightful array of fried mochi flavors!

Storage

Fried mochi loses its crisp texture and remains oily over time, making it unsuitable for storage. Enjoy it best when freshly fried!

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Crispy Fried Mochi (Japanese Rice Cake Recipe)

5 from 2 votes
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Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 7 minutes
Total: 8 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Juri Austin
Are you searching for a simple, sweet mochi recipe? This Fried Mochi is perfect for you! You will enjoy the perfect mix of crispy and chewy goodness with only three ingredients!

Equipment

  • 1 Frying pan

Ingredients

  • 3 pcs Kiri Mochi, 150g
  • Vegetable Oil , for frying
  • Sugar

Instructions

  • Preparation: Cut the kiri mochi into quarters.
  • Fry the Mochi: Generously pour oil into a frying pan and heat over medium heat. Carefully place the mochi pieces onto the pan and cook until they puff up. Flip them over and cook for a few minutes, ensuring a soft interior. Place them on a wire rack or paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • Coat with Sugar: Transfer the freshly fried mochi to a sugar-filled bowl. Gently coat each piece with sugar.

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Notes

  • Mochi should be enjoyed with caution as a potential choking hazard, especially for the elderly and small children. Cut the mochi into small pieces and chew very well when eating.
  • After frying, place the mochi on a wire rack or paper towels to remove extra oil. This helps keep the crispy texture and prevents the dish from getting too oily.
  • Feel free to customize the recipe by adding various flavors to the sugar. Consider mixing in cacao powder, cinnamon powder, or soybean powder (kinako) for a delightful array of fried mochi flavors!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: fried mochi
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