Then why can I not figure it out? I bought mochi a few times from Whole Foods. It comes in a brick-hard sheet (all one piece) and I cut it up and tried pan-frying it like Alicia suggests in TKL. It did not bubble. It did not get gooey. It did not change shape. It just stayed in the little squares I cut it up in and it cooked into these little rectangular cakes. It looked like polenta. What am I doing wrong? Do they sell pre-cut mochi, or thinner mochi, that I am just not seeing. I should have kept the wrapper it came in - it was a blue plastic air tight package.
I like to eat my packaged mochi at the gooey stage. If you pop it into your microwave and watch it unit it turns to goo, take it out, let it cook and chow down. It is delish, especially you know when you take a bite that it's healthy because you can feel the fibers in your mouth. I'ts the best knowing that your eating healthy.
Makes sure not to let it cook in the microwave too long or it will become not eatable. I had that expierence in a hotel. A ton of smoke came out and it really smelled like a minor fire...people were yelling "call the fire department" I was alittle imbarrased.