How to prepare mochi/ savoury kirimochi

Mochi, is an overall term for Japanese rice cake which is made of glutinous rice pounded into paste and molded into shape. In Japan it is traditionally made in a ceremony called mochitsuki as a festive food for Japanese New Year. Meanwhile it is also available all year round but they are machine cut and not hand pounded, known as Kirimochi.
I found a pack of individually wrapped Kirimochi (切り餅) Fig. 2 from Japan Centre, UK and bought a pack home to try. In the past, my friends would buy a pack and take them with us to BBQ, rather unusal and creative I thought.

To eat this at home as a little savory snack is incredibly easy and quick to make and not much washing to do and it is also fat-free!!!


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