Green Tea Mochi

Green Tea Mochi Recipe

Wondering how to make green mochi at home? Check out an easy recipe for the traditional Japanese rice cakes, prepared with a green tea filling.

01 September, 2016
Average: 3.6 (39 votes)

Type of dish


Dietary Consideration

serves for


total time

1 HR 30 MIN


Rice Flour
300 g, glutinous
2 tbsp
1/4 tsp
Filtered water
225 ml, warm, more if needed
green food colouring
few drops
350 g, white, soaked overnight, drained and rinsed
Green Tea Powder
2 tbsp
110 g
1 tbsp


Step 01

For the green tea mochi dough

  • To prepare the green tea mochi dough start mixing together all the dry ingredients and stir with a fork, until well incorporated.
  • Add the warm water and the food colouring, then mix to a dough. If it is too crumbly, add more water.
  • Set aside and cover with a damp cloth.

Step 02

For the green tea mochi filling

  • Heat the beans, green tea powder and sugar in a pan and mix well.
  • Cook gently for about 15 minutes until the beans begin to break down.
  • Mash the mixture and stir in the honey.
  • Place in a bowl, cool then chill.
  • Tear off tablespoon-sized portions of dough and shape into small, rounded discs with damp hands.
  • Spoon the bean paste into a small piping bag.
  • Squeeze a thumb-sized amount of paste into the centre of each disc, then bring the sides of the disc up and pinch it together around the paste.
  • Place the balls on non-stick baking paper sprinkled with cornflour.
  • Place a few balls at a time in the top of a steamer - don't let them to touch each other or they will stick together.
  • Steam for 15-20 minutes until translucent, and very sticky and soft.
  • Use a spoon to scoop the green tea mochi balls out and roll in cornflour to coat.
  • Leave the green tea mochi to cool, serve and enjoy.

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