Microwave Mochi (Chi Chi Dango)
This is the fastest, easiest way to make Mochi (chi chi dango)!. To change the taste of your mochi, you can add a different extract, like coconut, lemon, rum etc.
- 1 pkg. (10 oz.) mochiko (glutinous rice flour)
- 1 can (13.5 oz.) coconut milk ( I use Hawaiian Sun Brand, frozen that you can deforst in your microwave or thaw in refrigerator).
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Few drops red or green food coloring ( I put 3 - 4 drops)
Grease a 5-cup microwave tube pan. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients, except cornstarch. Mix until smooth. Pour mixture into prepared pan ; cover with plastic wrap. Rotating pan several times during cooking, microwave on medium high power for 10 minutes. Let stand a few minutes. Pull mochi from sides of pan and turn out onto a board dusted with cornstarch. Cool. Cut into 1/4 inch pieces. Coat each piece with cornstarch. Makes 36 pieces or 18 servings.