1 1/2 cups mochiko (glutinous rice flour)
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups water
2 drops distilled white vinegar
1/2 cup potato starch
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Optional: 3/4 cup powdered sugar(mochi pieces can be rolled in powdered sugar instead of potato starch)
- In a medium bowl, mix the mochiko, 1 cup of sugar, and water until well blended. Mix in 2 drops of vinegar to soften the mixture.
- Pour into a microwave-safe dish, and loosely cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 8 to 10 minutes on high. Remove, and let it cool down before handling.
- In a small bowl, combine the potato starch, 1/4 cup sugar and salt. Turn the mochi out onto the plastic wrap, and cut into pieces using a plastic or wooden knife. Metal knives tend to stick too much.
- Roll the mochi pieces in the potato flour mixture or in powdered sugar.