Enjoy this delicious and easy-to-make Japanese mochi recipe with a twist — cheese! Because life is better with melted cheese, we suggest you make this to start your new year with a smile.


Serves 2

  • 2 mochi (rice cakes)
  • 2 seaweed nori paper
  • 2 cheese slices
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce


Ready in 10 minutes

  1. Place the mochi on a aluminum foil and bake on Oven Mode at 230 °C for 5 – 7 minutes or until it has fully swelled up and the edges change to a golden color.
  2. Coat mochi with soy sauce.
  3. Place one cheese slice on top of each baked mochi.
  4. Wrap the cheese-topped mochi in seaweed paper.

About New Year’s Mochi

New Years is one of the most important holidays in Japan and is full of many traditions.

Mochi, a glutinous rice dough, is one of the foods that is traditionally eaten for the New Year. It is believed that the power of divinity lies within the rice and consuming it strengthens your soul. It can be prepared in a variety of ways, and symbolizes health and wellness for the coming year.