Coconut Mochi - Coconut Flavored Pounded Rice Cake
  • Cooking Time: 30
  • 2 cups mochiko* (Japanese sweet rice flour)
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen coconut milk, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Katakuriko* (Japanese potato starch)

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Mochi has its origin in Japan and was introduced in Hawaii by Japanese immigrants. This mochi recipe we found in "Ohana Style Cooking". The word Ohana is a very important word in the Hawaiian language. Ohana means family, but it can also relate to people who are not related to you, but have a very special bond for.