Pork Rolled Mochi (Italian style)

January 15, 2021 / by Junko


What did everyone eat during the new year’s holiday?
Like in many countries that celebrate Christmas, New Year’s is a time of year where families gather and eat New Year dishes in Japan. On New Year’s Day, we eat “ozoni” which is a soup with “mochi (rice cake)” in it, but we can get tired of eating this every day.
So today, we will show you how to use leftover mochi. Shihomi used tomatoes, fresh basil and cheese and flavored the mochi a bit Italian

[ Ingredients ]
2 pieces rice cake
8 slices pork belly
2-3 cherry tomatoes
8 basil leaves (including decoration)
1 sheet melting cheese
salt and pepper
1 tbsp white wine
olive oil
mixed green baby leaves





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Seeking the best balance of being free and living a stable life in this busy city, I enjoy kitchen gardening to deepen my connection with nature. Lately, I enjoy traveling to places I’ve never been and dancing Salsa/Kizomba there. Always a traveler at heart. Freelance web/graphic designer. Coffee & chocolate addict.
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