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Strawberry Red Bean Mochi

A recipe for mochi filled with fresh strawberries wrapped in red bean paste.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 101kcal
Author Michelle | Sift & Simmer


  • 4 small strawberries
  • 4 scoops of red bean paste about ½ tablespoon each (may need to adjust how much paste you need depending on how large your strawberries are)
  • 90 g mochiko flour
  • 120 g water
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • cornstarch for dusting or roasted soy bean flour (kinako)


Prepare strawberries/red bean:

  • Wash strawberries and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Taking a scoop of red bean paste, wrap it around each strawberry, covering it entirely with a thin layer of paste. (You may need to adjust how much paste you need depending on how small or large your strawberries are).

Make mochi dough:

  • Place mochiko flour, water, and sugar into a shallow microwave-safe bowl. Give a stir.
  • Cover with a lid and microwave on high power in 1-minute intervals for 2-3 minutes, stopping to stir after each minute.
  • After 2-3 minutes, the mochi dough will be translucent and cooked through.
  • Divide the mochi dough into 4 equal portions.
  • Using a silicone mat as the work surface, sprinkle a dusting of cornstarch on it.
  • Place 1 portion of mochi dough, place it onto the silicone mat, and flatten it out into a round circle with a silicone spatula. You may dip your fingers in a little water to help further flatten the mochi.
  • Take 1 red bean "ball" (with the strawberry encased in it) and place it onto the middle of the dough. Gather the edges and pinch to seal.
  • Dust with cornstarch and place it seam side down into a muffin liner.
  • Repeat with the remainder.
  • Best consumed on the same day it is made.


Strawberry Red Bean Mochi is best consumed on the day it is made, due to the moisture content from the strawberry.


Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg