Aburage Mochi (Fried Bean Curd with Mochi)

Featured in the Honolulu Star Bulletin on April 28, 2010.

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Ingredients:

1 package (8) small aburage (fried bean curd)
8 pieces mochi (rice cake)
Toothpicks
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon mirin (sweet rice wine)
2 tablespoons shoyu
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar

Directions:

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

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