Microwave Mochi #3  
Recipe Number: 1096955178
Contributor: Elloha
2 C Mochiko
2 1/3 C Sugar
2 C Water
1 1/2 tsp Flavored extract (optional)
3-4 drops Food coloring
Potato starch
Cooking Instructions
Combine all ingredients except potato starch. Mix well. Pour mix into 3 qt microwaveable pan that is sprayed with nonstick spray. Cover and microwave 10-12 minutes or until mochi has a dry surface and trasparent appearance. Remove cover and tilt container to drain excess liquid formed by steam. Use paper towel to absorb as much liquid as possible, otherwise liquid will harden potato starch. Turn cooked mochi onto a large platter or wood cutting board dusted with potato starch. Dust mochi with more potato starch. Use a nonserrated plastic knife (those from McDonalds work well) to cup mochi into bite-size pieces. Coat all sides with potato starch. Makes 40 pieces. Cool mochi completely and store in loose-lidded container for 2-3 days in warm weather or up to 5 in cool weather. Can be frozen in an airtight container. Extract ideas.... cinnamon, lemon, vanilla, or 1 tsp each coconut and pineapple extracts for pina colada flavor. Cooking times may vary with differing cookware and microwave ovens.