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The Insider’s Guide to Healthy Hawaii: Easy Kabocha Mochi

The Insider’s Guide to Healthy Hawaii: Easy Kabocha Mochi

Take advantage of this readily available squash for a tasty treat.

Get your squash fix anytime by using kabocha, which is available year-round.

KABOCHA MOCHI

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. mochiko (sweet rice flour)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 14-oz. can light coconut milk
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 cups peeled and shredded kabocha (uncooked)
  • Cooking spray

Instructions
In a large bowl, stir together mochiko, sugar, baking soda and salt. Add coconut milk and water; mix until smooth. Stir in kabocha.

Pour into 13-by-9-inch baking pan prepared with cooking spray. Bake 1 hour in preheated 350-degree oven. Cool and cut into 2-by-1-inch pieces. Makes 65 pieces.

This content originally appeared on Island Scene.

Medically reviewed in December 2018.

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