Not Just a New Year’s Treat

Grainaissance’s bake-and-serve organic brown-rice mochi doesn’t look nearly as good as it tastes. To make it, all you have to do is defrost the slab, cut it up, and bake it. (A nice alternative if you’re too lazy to make mochi from scratch.) While baking, it puffs up into little cupcakelike vehicles for whatever topping you like. I prefer honey, for some extra sweetness, but you can also opt for one of the sweeter flavors like chocolate brownie or raisin-cinnamon. They’re healthy and have that gooey, chewy inside that deeply appeals to mochi addicts like me.

Grainaissance Mochi is available at Whole Foods and other natural grocery stores nationwide, $2.49–$3.29

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