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Shiratamako (Glutinous Rice Flour), 7.05 oz

Original price $8.20 - Original price $8.20
Original price
$8.20 - $8.20
Current price $8.20

This brand of shiratamako, produced by Maehara, is one of the most traditional and popular rice flour brands in Japan. Made from 100% Japan-grown glutinous mochi rice, this shiratamako is an ideal and essential ingredient for making Japanese confectionery such as dango (mochi ball) and daifuku mochi. The flour is the essential component that gives mochi its chewy texture. This rice flour does not contain any food additives. It has a creamy taste, and you'll definitely notice the smooth, refined and elastic bouncy and chewy texture of deliciously sweet mochi when using this.

1. Empty the whole bag of Shiratamako in a bowl.
2. Add 1/4 cup warm water and knead. *Repeat the process 3 times (3/4 cup warm water used in total).
3. Divide the dough into 1-inch balls.
4. Place the balls in boiling water, and boil for another 1 -2 minutes after the balls begin to float.
5. Put the balls into a bowl full of cold water to chill, then remove and pat them dry.
6. Enjoy shiratama dango with kinako, red bean paste, mitarashi (sweet soy sauce), as a chewy topping for a parfait, anmitsu, or any way you like!


Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Chewy Not Gooey

I used shiratamako to make mitarashi dango. I'm familiar with mochi but had never made it before. I used 2/3 cup of the rice powder to 1/3 cup lukewarm water. It blended well and soon became smooth and with the proper texture. It cooked and cooled quickly and toasted nicely. I think it made the perfect mochi. Slightly elastic and very chewy. Yum!

Hisayo McCloskey

I usually knead Shiratama ko with tofu to keep dango soft in fridge. This flour does good job and can be frozen after boiling. Also the tofu dango works very well with any fruits sauce like quince, black plums or any. The size of 200 grams of a package is convenient for home cooking. I am glad to find your site of Umami Insider.

Atsuko Duncan
So good!

I made sweets (dango) with red bean paste. It was wonderful. My family was SO happy!


Great product! Quick delivery and the taste was bomb! Definitely will buy flour from here again!! Thanks!

Very good

I used this flour to make dango with a combination of this and homemade rice flour. It came out very well and chewy with a nice texture.