#165 Ohagi Recipe Video

I love Japanese sweets. I usually buy them from the supermarket. But I thought I’d try making some. I decided on ohagi because it seemed like it would be the easiest. Ohagi is basically rice, covered with beans and sugar. The rice inside is sticky – about halfway between onigiri and mochi. I followed a recipe which I found on the net.


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings2
Main IngredientInterest Group,


 Adzuki beans1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), washed
 Water10 Cup (160 tbs)
 Mochi rice4⁄5 Cup (12.8 tbs), cooked
 Rice1⁄5 Cup (3.2 tbs), cooked
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1110 Calories from Fat 12

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g2.2%

Saturated Fat 0.43 g2.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 208.9 mg8.7%

Total Carbohydrates 238 g79.2%

Dietary Fiber 22 g87.9%

Sugars 50 g

Protein 38 g75.3%

Vitamin A 0.5% Vitamin C

Calcium 11.5% Iron 50.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a pan, place beans with some water and bring to a boil. Drain the water and fill fresh water. Repeat this process 3 times.
2. Boil the beans on low heat, until it turns tender.
3. Add sugar and salt. Using a rice spoon, crush the beans.
4. Using a rice spoon, crush the cooked rice, form equal sized balls.
5. On a plastic wrap, place 2 tablespoons of the bean mixture and over it place a rice ball, gently close the wrap to form a ball. Repeat the process to make several balls.

6. Serve as a dessert or finger food.

Editors Review

Ohagi is a classic Japanese dessert prepared using sticky rice, sugar, and beans. Sarah tells you how to make a quick Japanese dessert using easy-to-find ingredients that doesn't require more than 30 minutes to throw together. Delicious, sticky, gooey treats, this Japanese sweet is truly irresistible.