Mango Mochi {recipe}

…or MMMango mochi as some would say!


lesson of the day: late night redbull & vodka gives me the motivation to blog…and book excursions in vegas and apparently makes my inner ADD come out!

since moving out and officially being on our OWN (scary, i know!) i’ve been forced to cook.  a lot.  too bad i haven’t been keeping up with the photography as well.

i’ve had my fair share of misses…but this hit was too good and easy to be overlooked!  and it also helped that i had awesome lighting in the kitchen that day!

let me start off by saying i don’t like mango.  but i do love mochi.  confession: at my local froyo place, i often fill my cup with more mochi than froyo!  what you don’t?  well you should try it one day.  really.   ok ok…back on track…red bull and i do not mix well.

and i lied a little bit in the title…maybe i should have called the recipe ‘passion fruit mango mochi’?  because the actual mochi is passion fruit flavor and the filling is mango.  whatever.  my nom nom. my rules. FOCUS!

in a nutshell:

  • we got invited to a luau themed 4th of july bbq.
  • mamma bear always told me that you should never show up empty handed to an event at someone’s house that you are invited to.
  • my OCD (ocd AND add?!  its quite the party over here!!) doesn’t like to stray far from the theme.
  • i had a can of passion fruit juice in my pantry that i was hoarding and frozen mangoes in the freezer (for the boy’s green juices).
  • i like bullet points.
  • a lot.

since we are double booked for the day (lucky us!), i needed something that was quick and simple to make.  mochi came to mind.


since i also have paranoia of my cooking not tasting good (and i like to self diagnose myself based on what i read on the internet…damn you webmd!) i decided to make a test batch yesterday afternoon.

they came out good according to the boy (see above note about the dislike of mango).



Mango Mochi {recipe}

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1 dozen pieces

easy mango mochi recipe

What You'll Need

1 1/4 cup passion fruit juice
1 1/4 cup glutinous rice flour
cubed mangoes
cornstarch for dusting

What to Do

  1. add passion fruit juice and rice flour into a microwave safe bowl (i used a pyrex - makes cleanup much easier!)
  2. mix until combined
  3. cover tightly with plastic wrap
  4. microwave for 3 minutes on high
  5. carefully remove plastic wrap and stir - the center should be slightly liquidy and the edges stiffer
  6. cover again with plastic and microwave for another 2 minutes
  7. remove from microwave and stir. you should now have a 'dough'
  8. dust a cutting board with cornstarch and turn the dough out onto the board
  9. wait about 30sec - 1min until the dough is cool enough to handle (your fingertips will thank me)
  10. dust the top of the dough with cornstarch and form into a log
  11. cover loosely with plastic wrap (keep covered to prevent from drying out)
  12. cut off approximately 1.5 inch piece and form into a circle (make sure your hands are well starched so the dough doesn't stick)
  13. place some cubed mango in the center of the dough and pinch closed
  14. ENJOY!


feel free to change up the flavor of the mochi and fillings! the ratio is 1:1 for liquid to rice flour. i have used plain water, coconut milk, coffee, green tea and guava juice to replace the liquid portion of the recipe. if your liquid is not sweet, add 3-4 tablespoons of sugar to the mixture before microwaving. coffee mochi and nutella filling was an absolute hit! if your mango is not fully ripe, feel free to add a tablespoon of sugar to it and let it macerate. and be sure to drain some of the juices before filling the mochi so it won't get soggy!

important note – this is best made the same day that they will be eaten, otherwise the mochi might dry out and start to get hard.


till next time…toodles!




  1. vern says:

    Looks good. Will try. Thanks!

  2. Kay says:

    Made it, and it’s delicious! Used Mango juice instead of passion fruit juice.

    Only problem was that, when I stirred it after three minutes, a ton stuck to the spoon. I couldn’t get it off. And when I scooped it out onto the cutting board, a good portion of the batter was glued to the bowl and went unused. Do you know any solutions?

    Overall, though, it’s super easy, super fast, and super tasty :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • miss tsien says:

      Glad you tried it and liked it! Making mochi is a messy/sticky process. My best suggestion is to work QUICK! Try using a rubber spatula to stir the mochi and be sure to dust your cutting board with a lot of corn starch! Dust your hands too…your knife…basically anything you don’t want to be caked in mochi!

  3. Carissa says:

    Looks yummy. Did you use a “Hawaiian Sun” type canned juice?

  4. Celeste says:

    I had some trouble with this recipe and I was wondering if you had any idea what I did wrong?
    I used hot chocolate as the liquid (made with just cocoa powder and milk, almost cool before I added it) and added my own sugar, and put it in the microwave for the first 3 minutes, but it seemed very overcooked after that, like tough chewing gum. So I tried again but only put it in for 1.20 minutes and it was already dough-like when I took it out that time. :S Strange. So I tried working with it and a lot of cornflour, but it seemed to get much too thick a coating of flour on it, not a light dusting like yours. When I tried to form it into a ball and seal it around the filling it wouldn’t stick because the flour was preventing it from being sticky! So I just completely failed basically. Any ideas? :/

    • miss tsien says:

      Hi Celeste! Sorry to hear the recipe didn’t work out for you. I think it may have something to do with the milk. I would suggest trying to use cocoa powder and water instead of the milk.

  5. Nikki says:

    What is your microwave wattage? I do not want to over or under cook my mochi. Reply asap, eager to try this!????

    • miss tsien says:

      Hi Nikki! I am not sure of the wattage of the microwave it is quite old and the inner sticker is rubbed off! but it is very hot – I can get a cup of liquid extremely heated in less than 2 minutes. It took me a few times of trial and error to get the correct consistency also.

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