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Dec 15

Mochi with Peanut Filling (Lo Mai Chi)

Welcome to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama + Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl to create awesome healthy recipes each week! This week’s theme = Copycat Recipe!

糯米糍 (also known as glutinous rice dumplings / “lo mai chi” in Cantonese / nuomici in Mandarin) is the first Chinese dessert I ever made when I was little! The most common fillings are either a crumbled peanut/coconut/sugar mixture, red bean paste, or black sesame paste, but my favorite is the one with peanuts, so you’re gonna find out how to make that today!

Mochi with Peanut Filling (Lo Mai Chi) | @fairyburger

My friend and I were craving these a couple weeks ago and I’d actually set out to make them (I got as far as buying the ingredients) a few months before that, but never got around to it because it’s a struggle to make fancier things when I’m only making em’ for myself.

Our simple solution was to get together to make food, and I’m happy to announce that it was a success! She made supe rtasty Malaysian soup noodles and I improvised a way to make this mochi wayyyy quicker than usual!

I haven’t made 糯米糍  in 18 years (…), so I’m going to have to keep practicing to make em’ prettier, but for a gap of 18 years, I think these turned out really well (and they tasted just like they were supposed to! :] ).

Traditionally, these should be steamed, but let’s be real here, ain’t nobody got time for that (not currently, anyway–maybe somewhere after I’m done with residency?). Did you know you can make mochi dough in about 5 minutes via the microwave? Yay for wondrous discoveries! 😛

Mochi with Peanut Filling (Lo Mai Chi / 糯米糍)

Mochi with Peanut Filling (Lo Mai Chi) | @fairyburger

Mochi with Peanut Filling (Lo Mai Chi)

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Prep: Cook: Yield: 30 piecesTotal:

You'll Need...

  • (Mochi Dough)
  • 1 16 oz bag glutinous rice flour
  • 500mL water (~2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • (Filling)
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup toasted ground peanuts (or finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • sugar (optional)

Directions

  1. (Mochi) Mix all ingredients together in a microwave-safe bowl until well combined. Then microwave in 2-minute intervals until it reaches a sticky dough-like texture (~4 minutes total).
  2. (Filling) Blend all filling ingredients in food processor until it reaches a coarse/finely chopped consistency.
  3. Section the mochi dough into 30 equal-sized portions. Flatten them into discs and add a teaspoon of the filling into the center of each. Wrap each of them up by sealing the ends.
  4. Roll each of the mochi balls in the filling ingredients, if desired.

Additional Notes

If you don't want to microwave them, you can also pour it into a greased steaming tray and steam on medium heat for ~20 minutes.
You can technically roll the mochi balls in regular rice flour or cornstarch if you'd like, but simpler works better for me!

Mochi with Peanut Filling (Lo Mai Chi) | @fairyburger

End-of-Week-ish Recap!


  • What’s a recipe that you made when you were little?
  • Have you ever tried mochi?
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  1. Marina @ Parental Journey

    I have to admit that I never tried anything even looking similar to this.. Yum yum yum!
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    1. Farrah

      I haven’t made it in ages, but it’s a lot of fun to make! 😀

  2. jennifer

    Oh hello delicious little yummy thing, I’ve never tried this . .. and am intrigued!
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    1. Farrah

      hehehe, I hope you get a chance to try it out sometime! :]!
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  3. Summer Price

    How fun, I’m glad you were able to make them with a friend and find a quicker way to enjoy them. I’ve never had something like this before. It sounds way easier then it looks (they look great!). I’m going to have to try them.

    1. Farrah

      Oh, me too! I’ve been putting off making them for the longest time because I thought it’d take too long! So glad that wasn’t actually the case! 😛
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  4. Kimberly G

    What a unique and yummy recipe. I would love to try these!
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    1. Farrah

      I hope you get to try them out sometime! They’re super tasty! :]!
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  5. Esther

    This def is something I have never tried before! I will have to try it when the insanity slows down!!
    Hope you have a great weekend 🙂

    1. Farrah

      I hope you get some downtime soon! It sounds like it’s been crazy lately! :[! Hope you had an awesome weekend too! I just started hospital service again so I’m just wishing for peaceful times, haha.
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  6. Abbey Sharp

    This dessert looks so tasty! I need to try!
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! 😀 I hope you like them!
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  7. Rachel Frutkin

    This looks delicious! And easy!

    1. Farrah

      It was definitely less complicated than I remembered! :D!

  8. Annmarie

    Farrah these look SO GOOD! I have never had a PB one before but I can imagine it’s amazing!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! I love the peanut/sugar/coconut combination! 😀 Perfect mixture of salty + sweet!
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  9. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    These are so cute!!! I can’t wait to try them- I bet they are delicious! Happy weekend.
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks!! I hope you like them! Have a great weekend!
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  10. Carrie A Groff

    These look yummy! I’ve never even heard of them. Every year since I was a little kid my mom has always made sugar cookies (the kind with icing on top), chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies & cream cheese mints. The cream cheese mints are my favorite but since doing a sugar detox a few years ago they are too sweet for me. Guess it’s time to make a healthier and less sweet version!
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    1. Farrah

      Those sound so good! If you come up with a healthier version, do let me know, because those sound delicious! :D…
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  11. Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com

    Yum! These look so amazing. I can’t wait to give them a try!!

    1. Farrah

      Thank you! :] Let me know what you think!
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  12. Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers

    I’ve never heard of these before but I can’t wait to try them! Growing up, we always made chocolate chip cookies. Boring but delicious 🙂

    1. Farrah

      Chocolate chip cookies are such a classic though! :]!
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  13. Deborah Brooks

    Sounds like a really interesting sweet and salty combination. I’ve never had a dumpling like these before!
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    1. Farrah

      Dessert dumplings are one of my favorite types of desserts! :D!
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  14. Natalie

    I always wanted to make homemade mochi. I didn’t know it’s so easy. These look delicious. Love the filling flavour combo 🙂

    1. Farrah

      Gotta love that sweet + salty combo! :]!!
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  15. Shea

    I’ve never had mochi before, but they sound good! I love anything peanut or peanut butter!

    1. Farrah

      I hope you get a chance to try this out! I’m definitely a fan of peanuts/peanut butter as well! <3!
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  16. Hannah

    We occasionally get those mochi ice cream balls from the grocery store. I wouldn’t have guessed they were so easy to make!
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    1. Farrah

      I think mochi ice cream might be a lot harder to make because you have to roll the mochi skin suuuper thin! I haven’t tried it yet but might experiment in the future–will let you know if I’m successful! 😛
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  17. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby

    You know I’m game for anything with peanut butter in it!

    1. Farrah

      It’s good stuff! :D!
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