Aburage Mochi (Fried Bean Curd with Mochi)
Featured in the Honolulu Star Bulletin on April 28, 2010.
1 package (8) small aburage (fried bean curd)
8 pieces mochi (rice cake)
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon mirin (sweet rice wine)
2 tablespoons shoyu
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
Cut slits in top of aburage to form pocket. Place a piece of mochi in pocket and secure in place with toothpick. Combine remaining ingredients and bring to a boil; add stuffed aburage and cook over low heat for 30 minutes or until mochi is done (soft). Makes 8 servings.
Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:
150 calories, 4 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 500 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 6 g protein
Recipe from "The Legacy of the Japanese in Hawaii: Cuisine" published by The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii