Amazake Recipes / Mochi Recipes

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Amazake Recipe Ideas

Amazake non-dairy rice drinks make a great "liquid meal," providing a natural energy source from carbohydrates. Try Almond Shake or Vanilla Pecan heated. It will remind you of morning cocoa. Amazake may be diluted with water for a less sweet, "milk"-like drink. Try it on your morning cereal instead of milk.

Amazake Power Shake

  • 1 cup Almond Shake Amazake (or any other flavor)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 apple juice

    Blend all ingredients in a blender, and it's ready to drink.

Amazake Popsicles!

  • 1-2 cups any flavor of Amazake
  • Fill a popsicle maker with Amazake and freeze.
  • Almond Amazake Popsicles are a favorite with many people. A great refreshment for a hot summer day.

Cocoa-Almond Amazake Tapioca Pudding
A naturally sweet rice pudding that's low in fat.

  • 2 cups Cocoa Almond Amazake (or any other flavor)
  • 3 Tbsp. tapioca pearls
Heat Amazake and tapioca pearls over a medium flame, stirring frequently, for 30-40 minutes. Pour into a serving dish and refrigerate. When cooled, it's ready to eat. Makes approximately 3 servings.

Zesty Amazake Salad Dressing

  • 1 cup Original Flavor Amazake
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. red miso
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Blend all ingredients in blender and dress up your favorite salad.

Sweet Potato Nut Bread

  • 2 cups raisins
  • 2 cups apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 cup Almond Shake Amazake
  • 1-1/2 cup sweet potatoes or yams, mashed (either fresh or canned)
  • 1/2 cup corn oil
  • 5 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2-1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • Place half the cider and half the raisins in small saucepan. Bring to boil and simmer 10 minutes. Puree in a blender with sweet potatoes and Amazake. Add oil and remaining cider. Blend well. In a large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients, remaining raisins, and walnuts. Combine liquid and dry mixtures. Spoon into 2 oiled bread pans and bake 350° F for 50 minutes. Let cool, slice and serve either plain or with tofu cream cheese.


Rice Nog Pumpkin Pie
a vegan dessert

  • 4 Tbsp. Old Fashioned Tapioca Pearls (do not use Minute Tapioca)
  • 2 cups Rice Nog Amazake
  • 2/3 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 lb. firm tofu
  • 2 cups cooked and pureed pumpkin
  • 10" pie crust

In a saucepan, cook the tapioca pearls in the Amazake. Watch carefully and stir frequently on low heat for about 45 minutes or until pearls become translucent. Add turbinado, nutmeg and cinnamon. Puree tofu in the Amazake mixture. Fold in pumpkin puree. Fill pie shell with mixture. Bake in pre-heated oven at 375° F for one hour. Let pie cool on a wire rack for several hours. May be served at room temperature or refrigerated.

Mochi Recipe Ideas

Mochi is a versatile food that is easy to prepare and may be eaten every day.

Basic Mochi Recipe

  • Open a package of Mochi.
  • With a large, sharp knife, cut into pieces about 1-1/2" square.
  • Bake in a pre-heated 450° F oven or toaster-oven for 8-10 minutes or until squares are puffed up and slightly browned.

Mochi is delicious and satisfying eaten just this way. You can also fill the Mochi puffs with your favorite sandwich ingredients, sauces, or spreads. Here are some ideas we like: Top or stuff with butter and honey. Stuff with peanut butter or almond butter. Add jam if you like. Dip in a mixture of soy sauce, honey and fresh-grated ginger. Stuff with sliced or grated cheese. Stuff with avocado, tomato, sprouts and salad dressing. Fill with tabouli salad, tahini or baba ganoush. Smother with Italian-style tomato sauce and cheese. Fill with beans, cheese, tomatoes and onions for a Mochi Burrito. Fill with sautéed vegetables such as carrots, cabbage, and onions. Stuff with cream cheese, dates and cashews.

Mochi Waffles

  • Place several pieces of Mochi cut about 2" square onto a lightly oiled waffle iron, spaced apart.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until slightly crispy.
  • The pieces will melt together to form a perfect waffle, ready to add your favorite toppings. (Note: You may need to use a lower setting for Raisin-Cinnamon or Cashew-Date.)

    Mochi pizza: top with tomato sauce, bell peppers, onions and cheese.

    Mochi breakfast waffle: Use Raisin-Cinnamon or Cashew-Date Mochi and top with maple syrup or preserves.

Pan-Fried Mochi

  • Cut Mochi into squares
  • Brush both sides lightly with cooking oil
  • In a heavy skillet, cook the Mochi over a medium flame 6 minutes on each side
  • Here are some serving ideas: Top with grated or sliced cheese for a Mochi Quesadilla. Serve with steamed squash or pumpkin. Serve with steamed broccoli or carrots. Top with mashed potatoes and butter. Serve Raisin-Cinnamon or Cashew-Date Mochi with butter on top.

Traditional Japanese Ways to Cook Mochi

Deep-fried Mochi
Deep-fry Mochi pieces in cooking oil for 5 minutes until golden brown. Good with daikon radish and soy sauce.

Mochi Dumplings
Heat Mochi pieces in vegetable broth or soup.

Japanese Mochi Dessert
Boil Mochi pieces in water for 5 minutes, dip in honey or maple syrup, and roll mochi in roasted soy flour.

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