Mochiko flour/sweet rice flour?
My sister wants me to make some sort of cake which calls for mochiko flour/sweet rice flour. She tells me that sweet rice flour is not the same as the white rice flour or brown rice flour available at my local Whole Foods. Does anyone know where I can find this in the greater DC area? Metro accessible is best, but I could make a trip out to the burbs if need be.
Believe it or not, I have gotten mochiko flour at both Safeway (the unsafeway at 12th and D SE and the social safeway in Georgetown, usually on a bottom shelf) and Whole Foods (P Street) in the "Asian Food Aisle" specifically the Koda Foods brand. (http://www.amazon.com/Mochiko-Sweet-F...)
If you would rather support a local, independent ethnic foods shop and would like Japanese ingredients without going to the 'burbs, visit Hana Grocery at 17th and U St NW.
I buy it from Great Wall in Merrifield. They have the Mochiko brand but they have others, too. You have to look closely sometimes because the bags will say "Rice Flour" but not specify glutinous sweet (for things like mochi) or regular rice flour (for things like turnip cakes). I've had to decipher the type by the French.