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Savory Mochi or Rice Gnocchi

Sounds weird, but this has the perfect texture. Perfect fried up with peppers and onions. Mochi are great for dessert, why not dinner?
Servings 3 -4 servings


  • 2 1/3 cup glutinous rice flour I used this one
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • vegetables of choice ex: peppers, onion, broccoli, kale
  • salt pepper and garlic to taste


  • Combine the dry rice flour, salt and sugar in a bowl.
  • Add the water and stir until it forms a smooth dough ball.
  • After some initial stirring, I covered my hands in dry rice flour and kneaded it outside the bowl until it was smooth.
  • Break some pieces off, roll them in your hand to make gnocchi shapes (ovals), roll them in some more rice flour to keep them from sticking and stored them on a plate as you go.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil, sprinkle some salt in the water. While the water was coming to a boil, I dusted a ziplock bag with rice flour and put half of them in there and froze them for later. This is obviously not necessary, but there were too many for me and I love freezers.
  • Once the water is boiling, put in your mochi and stir.
  • KEEP AN EYE ON IT! They will only have to boil for 2-3 minutes, tops. As soon as they float to the top, they're done! Take 'em out promptly once they float or they'll be a bit mushier and not as fabulous.
  • Once those are boiled up nicely, throw some olive oil, veggies and lots of garlic in a pan and fry up with the mochi. I like 'em nice and browned.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. You did it!