Today (January 11th), the mirror opens. Introducing interesting goods that encourage household consumption, such as the surplus of New Year's cut rice cakes, not to mention Kagami mochi.
"Mochikezu" released by Akebono Sangyo this winter is a cooking goods for finely shaving cut rice cakes. It feels like a pencil sharpener, and you can process it into flakes just by spinning the rice cake.
The body, which is made entirely of plastic, does not use sharp blades, so children can use it safely. Set one piece of rice cake in the case and turn it so that the handle is pressed, and the flake-shaped rice cake will be extruded. I was surprised that the cut rice cake, which is difficult to cut even with a kitchen knife, can be easily made into small pieces!
■ Time saving recipe! How to make mochi gratin
As an arrangement of the shaved rice cakes, the instruction manual recommends "mochi balls" that are baked in a takoyaki machine, but since it's a big deal, I'd like to make another arrangement. Introducing mochi gratin that can be made without using flour.
Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 200 cc of milk in a frying pan, and when the butter melts, add 1 shavings of rice cake and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of consomme (adjust to your liking) and simmer.
When the mochi melts and thickens, add your favorite ingredients (bacon, sausage, mushrooms, etc.), heat, and add salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer to a heat-resistant container, put shredded cheese on it, and bake it in an oven or toaster until the surface is browned. The sticky white sauce-style mochi sauce is well entwined with the ingredients, making it an excellent dish to eat.
■ It is tiring to scrape many pieces
It is also recommended to add it to dough such as okonomiyaki and panques. You can easily produce a chewy texture.
According to the instruction manual, it is necessary to turn about 100 turns to scrape one cut rice cake. Although you don't need power, it's tiring to shave many pieces by yourself, so why not enjoy arranging mochi while taking turns with your family and friends? I bought it at Tokyu Hands and the price was 1,058 yen (tax included).