Sanshoku (meaning three colours) is a common theme in Japanese cuisine where three different flavours are served together to complement the great colours. These delicious mochi are a great snack to enjoy for the New Year celebration, but can also be enjoyed all year round.
INGREDIENTS – SERVES 2
HOW TO PREPARE
1. Prepare 6 mochi pieces by heating the mochi on a griddle or non-stick pan over a low flame without oil for a few minutes on both sides, until the outside turns crunchy and the inside soft.
2. Mix 3 tablespoons of kinako with 3 tablespoons of sugar and sprinkle on to 2 of the grilled mochi.
3. Open the azuki and place a tablespoon of the azuki sweet beans on 2 different grilled mochi pieces.
4. Dissolve 3 tablespoons of sugar with 1 tablespoon of hot water and then add 3 tablespoons of soy sauce. Dip the final 2 mochi pieces into this sauce and make sure that it is fully covered. Finally wrap the mochi in a small piece of nori seaweed and serve!